Remembrance garden refurbishment

The Newsham and New Delaval Remembrance service. Picture by John Tuttiett
The Newsham and New Delaval Remembrance service. Picture by John Tuttiett

To commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War, the Friends of New Delaval Park commissioned improvements to their remembrance garden.

The garden is located behind Newsham Pavilion and is a quiet area for peaceful contemplation – enclosed in a white picket fence with a circular bench built around a tree.

This year, there has been the addition of red block paving in the shape of a poppy.

Peter Henderson, from the Friends of New Delaval Park, said: ”The paving leading up to the remembrance garden forms the stem and the leaves of a poppy and we had the ambitious idea of creating a red brick poppy around the tree.

“We are delighted with the result, which creates a beautiful quiet place for local residents to pay their respects.

“Thank you to Coun Deirdre Campbell (Newsham ward county councillor) for helping our ideas become a reality by paying for the improvements through her councillor’s allowance and also to Kevin Tilmouth for the quality workmanship.”