Remembrance Sunday 2016

The club had received a donation from the Woodland trust of 420 hedge plants. So, after the frostbite, to commemorate Remembrance Sunday, a brave group of members turned out to get their hands dirty and planted all the trees along the right hand side of the field. The hedge will become known as the Memorial Hedge, in honour of the 420,000 casualties who lost their lives in the Battle of the Somme and in memory of the sacrifices our troops  have made in previous and subsequent wars. A memorial book was also available for those who wanted to sign it. The memorial book remains in the club for those who still wish to sign it.

Very welcome sustenance was provided by Tracy who made baked potatoes, chilli and beans, all washed down with cups of tea and coffee. Thank you Tracy and thank you too all the members who contributed to the day.

Below are some pictures from the day.

Getting our instructions.
Getting our instructions.
here we go with the planting. 420 to go.
Here we go with the planting. 420 to go.
Dig, plant, cover and stick. Repeat as necessary.
Dig, plant, cover and stick. Repeat as necessary.
Most of the gang are at it.
Most of the gang are at it.
Some of the planted shrubs
Some of the planted shrubs
The we covered everything with old foam and bark to prevent weeds and make it look nice
Then we covered everything with old foam and bark to prevent weeds and make it look nice