Memorial to Perthshire toddler Harlow unveiled
A MEMORIAL to a Perthshire toddler who died in a road crash has been unveiled by her parents.
Harlow Edwards was knocked down and killed by a speeding driver just yards from her Coupar Angus home.
Now a lasting tribute to the two-year-old has been created at the children’s playpark close to where she died.
Parents Steve and Sara attended a dedication ceremony for the new Larghan Park monkey puzzle tree. The couple also wrote a poem, inscribed on a plaque at the base of the tree.
It reads: “We twinkle in the sky, many years away. Most are only seen at night, however one is seen in the day.”
The tree is dedicated “in loving memory of a very special star, Harlow Edwards”.
The memorial was the idea of local man John Kettles, of Blast Design, who organises the town’s annual fireworks display.
He worked with the Edwards family and Perth and Kinross Council to find the right tree and location.
Community council chairwoman Wendy McCombes, who led the ceremony, said it was felt a monkey puzzle tree would bring joy to future generations of youngsters.
“No one will forget the events of October 13 2016 and the fortitude and dignity shown by the Edwards family from that date,” she added.
The interior of the building.