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Veterans unveil Earlestown’s Garden of Remembrance

by Gemma Melling

A once unremarkable piece of land has been transformed into a tranquil Garden of Remembrance by local veterans and volunteers.

The garden, next to Earlestown Town Hall, has a beautiful flower bed and specially crafted memorial bench.

It has been created thanks to the hard work of Newton and District Veterans in partnership with local volunteers, including the young people of Business for Youth.

The aim of the garden is to be a space where anyone can spend time with their thoughts – either paying respects to those who died in service or just spend some quiet time to think.

The young people from Business for Youth have helped with the planting

The memorial bench was crafted for the garden by Marcus Allanson and Connor Healey from St Helens based metal fabrication and welding company, Profix.

The garden will now become a real focal point in the town, and its upkeep will be managed by the Newton and District Veterans, a group who meet monthly in the town having formed in 2019.

The new memorial bench.

It is expected that the garden will also play a prominent role in future commemorations and parades in the town.

It certainly looks great and it’s clear that lots of love and attention has gone into its creation, by people young and old. Well done everyone.

 

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