We have financed the purchase of Flanders Poppy seeds and have been out and about planting them in various locations about the town. With the help of pupils from St Joseph's, the John Rankin Schools and Falkland Primary, seeds have been planted in their school grounds and Falkland War Memorial. Town Councillors have helped to plant the seeds in sites across the town that have links to the two World Wars. It is hoped that these seeds will produce flowers every year as a constant reminder of the sacrifices made by our troops in conflict.
Planting sites were chosen for their links to people or events during the two world wars.
- Newtown Road and Shaw Cemeteries: Graves of war veterans
- Corner of St John’s Road/ Newtown Road: Bombing during WW2
- Hospital Green outside Willow Close: Opposite the site of the hospital where many injured were treated
- Falkland War Memorial, Victoria Park, Digby Road park and Greenham.
Despite the dry weather, since planting, we are hoping to see the shoots appearing soon.
Check out the Lions peace poster display at the Newbury Museum from Wednesday 8th January 10am till Thursday 30th January 4pm.
The is an exhibit on the 1st floor showing all 34 entries from Castle School for the peace poster.
President with Colin awarded certificates to pupils of castle school who took part in the peace poster competition and also announced the winner and runners up.