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Carpet of red will be a fitting tribute

On Saturday 7th  December, members of Amble Town Council were joined along Rotary Way by volunteers from Warkworth Parish Council, Warkworth & Amble Rotary Club, the Amble Detachment of Northumberland Army Cadets and Pride in Amble. Although covering the whole of the A1068 from Gloster Hill in Amble to Beal Bank in Warkworth, this was part of a project to scatter poppy seeds along the hedgerow verges at all 4 entrances to Amble in preparation for the WWI centenary next year. If nature is kind, over the 4 years, 2014-2018, these should increase to be a fitting tribute and reminder of the Flanders fields. This joint initiative was funded by Amble Town Council, Warkworth Parish Council and Warkworth & Amble Rotary Club.

On Saturday 7th December, members of Amble Town Council were joined along Rotary Way by volunteers from Warkworth Parish Council, Warkworth & Amble Rotary Club, the Amble Detachment of Northumberland Army Cadets and Pride in Amble. Although covering the whole of the A1068 from Gloster Hill in Amble to Beal Bank in Warkworth, this was part of a project to scatter poppy seeds along the hedgerow verges at all 4 entrances to Amble in preparation for the WWI centenary next year. If nature is kind, over the 4 years, 2014-2018, these should increase to be a fitting tribute and reminder of the Flanders fields. This joint initiative was funded by Amble Town Council, Warkworth Parish Council and Warkworth & Amble Rotary Club.

Volunteers are sowing the seeds for a fitting tribute to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

Plans are in place to scatter poppy seeds along the hedgerow verges at all four entrances to Amble.

The flowers will bloom in the spring, creating a carpet of red in honour of the fallen heroes.

Earlier this month, the first area was sown along the A1068, from Gloster Hill, in Amble, to Beal Bank, in Warkworth.

Members from Amble Town Council were joined by representatives from Warkworth Parish Council, the Rotary Club of Amble and Warkworth, the Amble Detachment of Northumberland Army Cadets and Pride in Amble to do this.

This joint initiative was funded by Amble Town Council, Warkworth Parish Council and the Rotary Club.

The town council will be sending letters of thanks.

Coun Helen Lewis said: “We had quite a few volunteers on the day.

“If all the poppies come out, it will be all rather lovely.”

Poppy seeds have also been donated by the Co-operative Funeralcare, which has distributed more than a million free special poppy seeds to organisations and groups across the country.

 

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