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Poppy Beds to Celebrate the Centenary of the end of WW1

Thursday 31 May

 

Ashfield District Council have prepared a number of Poppy beds throughout the District as part of its ongoing celebrations marking the centenary of the end of WW1.

The Poppy became an iconic symbol of remembrance when in the spring of 1915, shortly after losing a friend in Ypres, a Canadian doctor, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in battle-scarred fields to write a now famous poem called 'In Flanders Fields'. After the First World War, the poppy was adopted as a symbol of Remembrance.

The Poppy beds, situated across the district, are identified by a small plaque, and we invite residents to throw down poppy seeds on the beds to show their support.

The special poppy beds have been planted at the following locations:

Sutton

Kirkby/Rurals

Hucknall

Teversal Visitor Centre

ADC Urban Road Office

Titchfield Park

Healdswood Recreation

Kingsway Park

Nabbs Lane Recreation

Stoneyford Road

Jacksdale Recreation

Butlers Hill Recreation

Brierley Forest Park

Underwood Recreation

 

Huthwaite Welfare Park

Beacon Hill Park

 

Oval Play Area Carsic

Nottingham Road Recreation

 

Stoneyford Road Recreation

 

 

Priestsic Road Sutton

 

 

Sutton Lawn Pleasure Ground

 

 

Leamington Recreation

 

 

Hill Crescent Recreation

 

 


Cllr Jason Zadrozny, Leader of Ashfield District Council says “The Poppy beds are a great way for the residents of Ashfield to get involved in the Council’s centenary celebrations. Once in bloom the Poppy beds will have a real visual impact and are a way for residents to remember those who served and fell in WW1 and all conflicts since then. We encourage all generations to visit the beds and scatter their poppy seeds.” 

Ashfield District Council’s Environment team are also showing their support to the celebrations by displaying vehicle stickers on the rear of its fleet.

The stickers will be displayed across all 24 working vehicles showcasing two different designs and will remain on the fleet throughout the year in continued support of the Council’s celebrations.