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Burntwood building firm steps in to support Lichfield peace woodland

A Burntwood building company has stepped in to help create a new peace plaque.

Peter Walker and Matthew Carr

Cameron Homes has created a plinth for a bronze plaque taking centre stage at a new peace woodland in Beacon Park.

The woodland is a partnership between Lichfield Cathedral and Lichfield Historic Parks and has been created to mark 100 years since the end of World War One.

Matthew Carr, regional director of Cameron Homes, said: “At the heart of the woodland is a bronze plaque featuring the names of hundreds of people inscribed in the name of peace.

“We offered to help with the project by creating the plinth and we are pleased to say that the plaque now looks striking in its rural setting.”

The peace woodland is a permanent living artwork created by Lichfield Cathedral’s artist-in-residence Peter Walker.

He said: “Cameron Homes have been a fantastic supporter of charities and causes in the area for years and have backed many art projects.

“I am delighted that they have created such a stunning plinth to accommodate the plaque dedicated to those who have their names inscribed upon it.

“The company’s craftsmanship and commitment to the project has been fantastic and I know that the work which the team from Cameron Homes have put into the Peace Woodland will be enjoyed and admired for many years as the trees around the plinth grow and prosper.”

Almost 2,000 trees, which would otherwise have been felled as part of routine parks maintenance, were saved as a result of the woodland’s creation.

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