Trust to line Kenninghall footpath with oak trees in tribute to village’s First World War soldiers
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A village footpath will soon be lined with trees to commemorate the area’s fallen soldiers.
The Kenninghall Lands Trust will plant 18 oak trees on Remembrance Day in November as a tribute to the First World War soldiers from the village.
They hope the tribute will create a shaded avenue along a secluded public footpath off Banham Road, on land which is owned by the Quidenham Estate.
And the trust is encouraging any relatives of the men to get in touch so they can play a part in the day’s commemorations.
Lucy Whittle, of the trust, said: “We started thinking about this a few months ago, so it has been quite quick. At the moment it does look like we aren’t going to have many relatives there, which is a shame, but we will line up all the clubs in the village if not.
“We have the pub, the bowls club, the school, play group and so on. Either way, it will be a nice event for the community.”
With plans coming together, the trust is holding a coffee morning next month to display information to the community and encourage donations to support the project.
Mrs Whittle said the meeting, which will be held on Saturday, April 9, will be public and encouraged anyone interested to come along.
The 18 men are: Stanley Barrett, William Bilham, Frederick Burrows, Ernest Bush, William Claxton, L Cunningham, S Davison, William Fenn, Edward Francis, G Francis, James Fulcher, George Mitson, John Ward, Cecil Wells, Frederick Wells, H Williams, William Wilson and Henry Witham.
The coffee morning will be held from 10.30am at the Red Lion Pub, on East Church Street.
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