Ribble Valley volunteers and Cubs create WWI memorials

Langho in Bloom volunteers and the Cubs.
Langho in Bloom volunteers and the Cubs.
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With this year marking the centenary of the end of the First World War, Langho in Bloom and Cubs from St Leonard’s Langho Scout Group have created two memorials.

Scouts from all over the UK have pledged to create “a ribbon of poppies” and the Cubs, with help from Langho in Bloom have planted up old boots with poppies as their contribution.

The memorial planter.

The memorial planter.

The boots, which have been donated by local residents have been placed along the frontage of the Petre Garage as a reminder of the soldiers who fought in the First World War.

Close by is a planter formed from a “builder’s bag”, which is decorated with poppies and bears the poignant words “we will remember them”.

Community Rail Lancashire worked with a number of local schools to produce this unusual flower tub which was donated to Langho in Bloom. The original idea came from Nantes in France and was developed by local artist Alastair Nicholson.

Anyone interested in St Leonard’s Scouts, Cubs and Beavers can contact them via www.scoutinginlangho.org.uk

Langho in Bloom welcomes new members and can be contacted via info@langhoinbloom.co.uk