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Community group teams up with local businesses to create memorial in Burntwood

A unique memorial has been unveiled in Burntwood ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

The memorial at Prince's Park in Burntwood
The memorial at Prince’s Park in Burntwood. Pic: Burntwood Action Group

The Friends of Prince’s Park – part of Burntwood Action Group – have come together to create a tribute to fallen servicemen and women.

It features silhouettes of two soldiers and more than 1,000 poppies wrapped around the trunks of trees in the park.

Cllr Nickie Greensill said the work showed the community in action.

“Everyone is talking about it locally,” Cllr Greensill said. “Some veterans have even travelled to see the park.

“The support it has generated throughout the community has been tremendous and its been amazing to see the community coming together to create such an fitting tribute to the fallen.”

The poppies wrapped around the tree trunks in Prince's Park
The poppies wrapped around the tree trunks in Prince’s Park. Pic: Burntwood Action Group

The work of the volunteers to install the memorial was supported by local businesses.

A spokesperson for Burntwood Action Group added: “The two full size soldiers have been made from plywood and timber supplied free of charge by GE Collis & Sons Ltd of Chasetown, and made by Barry Colbourne from a template supplied by Redwood Roofing.

“The 1,000-plus poppies, which have taken many months to prepare and are placed around the three trees, have been manufactured from old plastic bottles by Pam Chamberlain.”

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1 Comment

  1. Burntwood Bloke

    7th November, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Brilliant. Simply brilliant. Fantastic work all.

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