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Volunteers thanked for efforts to help create memorial poppy field in Lichfield

Volunteers have been thanked for their efforts to help create a new memorial poppy field.

Volunteers sowing poppy seeds in Beacon Park

Volunteers sowing poppy seeds in Beacon Park

The friends of Lichfield Historic Parks and Neaten and Natter volunteer group joined Lichfield District Council’s parks team to sow seed in Beacon Park.

The resulting poppy field will form a First World War memorial, which will also contain a Peace Woodland once it is planted in November.

The poppies has been grown since March 2014 to commemorate the fallen.

Timothy Lock, community gardener for Lichfield District Council, said: “A big thank you to all our volunteers who dedicated their time to help us sow the poppy field.

“I would also like to thank Morrison’s Lichfield for supplying the refreshments for our volunteers on the day.

“We’re all now looking forward to seeing the poppies bloom from June onwards.”

A volunteer wrote this. Say thanks with a coffee.


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