Posted: Tue 28th Jun 2016

Poppy Fields Planted at Hendre Lake

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Jun 28th, 2016

Hundreds of poppies were planted at Hendre Lake yesterday as the finishing touches were put to the site ahead of the unveiling of the city’s first permanent memorial to the brave Cardiffian’s who lost their lives during World War One. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Rt. Hon. Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Cllr Monica Walsh, Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Bob Derbyshire and Cllr Ralph Cook joined forces with green fingered volunteers from the Innovate Trust to plant the flowers which join a recently planted memorial wood at the lakeside site. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Bob Derbyshire, said: “These poppies will form part of the city’s lasting tribute to those who fought so bravely for the freedom we enjoy today “ ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Ward Councillor, Ralph Cook who had the initial idea for the project, said: “Being the capital city, Cardiff has memorials for the whole of Wales but nothing specifically for the 2000 people of Cardiff who died in World War One. It’s only right that this will soon be changing and Hendre Lake is the perfect site.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Anybody with relatives from Cardiff who lost their lives during the Great War would be welcome to attend the official unveiling of the permanent memorial at 10.58 a.m. on July 7th, the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Mametz Wood. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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