Tree to commemorate the war
A tree of remembrance to mark the end of World War One has been planted in the gardens of Scarborough Town Hall.
The Yorkshire Coast Remembers steering group, which has worked on a number of initiatives to commemorate the centenary of the WW1 armistice, is inviting people to add their own messages of remembrance and dedications to the tree.
Specialpoppycardstowrite messages on, along with plasticsleevestokeepthemdryand ribbon to tie them to the tree, areavailablefreeofchargefrom theCustomerFirstcentreonSt Nicholas Street.
The cards will be available until Wednesday 21 November. While the emphasis is on remembering WW1, the tree of remembrance welcomes messages relating to anyone who served in any conflict or who were a civilian victim of war at home or overseas.
Councillor Tom Fox, who has led the Yorkshire Coast Remembers Steering Group, said: “This is a lovely opportunity for people to capture their thoughts and memories of loved ones caught up in conflict in a visual way and help us to create a poignant tribute to commemorate the centenary of the armistice.
“We also welcome those passing by the gardens to read the messages people have added and reflect on what this special anniversary might mean to them.”
Peter Parkinson, Cllr Mark Vesey, Malcolm Appleby, Cllr Tom Fox, Rowena Marsden, Cllr Mike Cockerill, Cllr Sandra Turner.