The poignancy of roundabout plough
FOLLOWING up eagle-eyed Bill and his photo of the plough on the roundabout in Swakeleys Road, Ickenham, last week . The plough is not a piece of ornamental recycling, more a reflection of remembering a very sad time 100 years ago and the loss of so many lives ( Colourful echo from the rural past, Gazette, August 20). The roundabout was planted earlier this year as part of the tribute to those who perished during the First World War.
The plough, generously supplied and installed by Hillingdon Council, is part of the commemorative centenary display, including the poignant display of wild flowers and poppies.
Signage in the roundabout states that it is sponsored by my company, Crescent Building Supplies, and the signs say, ‘We will remember them’.