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

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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.

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