Tree to com­mem­o­rate the war

The Scarborough News - - ARMISTICE 100 -

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.

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