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