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Mayor’s tribute to the Preston Pals

Flower feature: Unveiling of First World War centenary tribute for Preston Pals in Miller Park

Flower feature: Unveiling of First World War centenary tribute for Preston Pals in Miller Park

The Mayor of Preston has unveiled a First World War centenary tribute to the Preston Pals.

Guests gathered with Coun Nicholas Pomfret at the city’s Miller Park to unveil two feature beds.

The first includes the lamb and flag of Preston, with the words “Preston Pals 1914-1918”.

Plants include succulents and Pyrethrum Golden Moss.

The second bed features red poppies, among other flowers, and includes words from Rupert Brooke’s poem The Soldier.

The feature flower beds were designed by Alan Rampling, nursery head gardener, and his team.

Guests at Thursday’s ceremony included representatives of Preston veterans, led by Colonel Bernard Stam, and Andrew Mather, chairman of Preston Pals War Memorial Trust.

l For more on the Preston Pals, see our Lancashire at War magazine, available from all good newsagents.

 

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