Poppy planting in Royston to commemorate 100th anniversary of start of the First World War

15:06 11 May 2014

Bob Smith, Mayor, Chris Murphy, Royal British Legion Royston Branch, Lindsay Davison, Peter Burt, town council and Royston in bloom and Les Baker, Chairman Royston in bloom

Bob Smith, Mayor, Chris Murphy, Royal British Legion Royston Branch, Lindsay Davison, Peter Burt, town council and Royston in bloom and Les Baker, Chairman Royston in bloom

Archant

Thousands of poppy seeds have been planted in Royston to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I.

The seeds have been planted in large containers in the Priory Memorial Gardens and the Grossalmerode Gardens, outside the town hall, by members of the Royston in Bloom committee.

Royston in Bloom chairman Les Baker said: “We were keen to commemorate this important anniversary and planting poppy seeds seemed to be a most appropriate way.

“We hope this will help people remember the tragic and appalling events of 100 years ago and the people – especially those from Royston – who gave their lives during World War I.”

The seeds are expected to bloom in August – the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War.

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Royston Crow visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Royston Crow staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Royston Crow account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

44 minutes ago
Some of the trees featured in last year's festival

It’s free tree time in Meldreth this weekend – because on Saturday and Sunday Holy Trinity Church will be holding its annual Christmas tree festival.

Yesterday, 20:30
Music

The spirit of George Formby will be sounding out at All Saints Church in Shepreth on Saturday night.

Yesterday, 17:12
The fire at Bridgefoot Quarry is expected to last for between seven and 10 days.

The A505 between Royston and Duxton was closed for two hours in the early hours of this morning in the interest of road users’ safety as a large wood recyling plant fire near Melbourn continues to burn out.

Yesterday, 11:54
A police investigation found that a spate of dog thefts had not taken place

Swirling social media rumours of a spate of dog thefts in North Herts have been scotched by police after an investigation.

”North

Most read stories

E-edition