Cultivation Street

A £20,000 competition has been launched to mark the centenary of the First World War by a national newspaper.

The Sunday People’s Cultivation Street gardening competition is asking communities to create a poppy garden to commemorate those who gave their lives in the Great War.       

One of the most poignant entries is named Harry’s Patch – named after Harry Patch from Somerset – the last of the WW1 Tommies, who died in 2009, aged 111.

The project came about when Royal British Legion member Ray Wilson decided to do something to mark the anniversary. He said;

“I wanted to see what we as a town could do to commemorate all the people from the area who took part in the conflict. Forty-four of them never came back – others came back with the mental and physical scars of war.”


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