Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Flower Power as Generations Link Up in WW1 Tribute

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Flower Power as Generations Link Up in WW1 Tribute

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Byline: Sophie Doughty Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk

GENERATIONS came together to mark the sacri-fices of the past by planting the seeds of the future. Children from two schools in Felling, Gateshead, accepted an invitation to help create floral displays to commemorate the start of the First World War, while brightening up their local park at the same time.

Felling Heritage Group wanted to do something after Gateshead Council decided it could no longer afford to plant and maintain flowers in Felling Park.

And members decided the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One would provide the perfect theme for some floral displays.

And children from The Drive Community Primary School and Brandling Primary School were more than happy to help.

David Napier from the heritage group explained: "Due to budget cuts the council reduced the park down to a maintained park and not a floral park.

"We were already trying to think of ways to commemorate the beginning of World War One and what we decided to do was to get as many schoolchildren involved as we could. …

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