Tree is planted to remember those Walsoken men killed in First World War

Pictured (l-r) – The Rev. Allan Landall (Rector of Walsoken All Saints Church), Mrs Dawn Atkins (rep

Pictured (l-r) – The Rev. Allan Landall (Rector of Walsoken All Saints Church), Mrs Dawn Atkins (representing the church community), Mr John Woolley (Walsoken Parish Council), Eleanor Jackson (1st All Saints Walsoken Cubs) and The Ven. David Fleming. Photo: Walsoken Parish Council - Credit: Archant

This year’s Remembrance Service in Walsoken was a particularly poignant event, with the anniversary of the outbreak of World War 1 being commemorated with the planting of a tree.

The tree honours those Walsoken residents who sacrificed their lives during the 1914-18 conflict.

A plaque which stands with the tree was unveiled by the Venerable David Fleming (retired Archdeacon of Wisbech) accompanied by a ceremonial party, which comprised of representatives from the local community.

The tree – a Cardinal Royal Rowan (Mountain Ash) - was provided by Walsoken Parish Council, with the possibility of planting another tree, in 2018, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and the ending of hostilities.


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