Flowers to remember Great War

Flowers to commemorate those who gave their lives in the First World War are to be planted at one of the entrances to Cramlington.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the conflict, Cramlington Town Council has commissioned the planting of poppy and wildflower beds along Dudley Lane.

Chairman of the town council, Coun Ann Mitcheson, said: “The council wanted to do something different and imaginative as a commemoration of the outbreak of World War One.

“The idea for ‘Flowers for Remembrance’ came from our work with our landscape architect, Tom Robinson, who is developing a wider landscape strategy for Cramlington as a whole.

“The project has been praised by Northumbria in Bloom judges and could prove to be a forerunner for similar schemes in the region.”

As well as the poppy and wildflower beds, the council is also providing commemorative planting at the Barnes Park roundabout, and undertaking repairs and updating of the war memorial.

Copies of the planting plans can be seen at the town council’s offices at Concordia Leisure Centre.

Mr Robinson will be presenting the Cramlington Landscape Strategy at the annual town meeting, which will be held in Manor Walks on Wednesday, June 18.