Lockdown 2 set to stop us in our tracks again!

With Lockdown 2 looming tomorrow we decided a final tidy-up of the main flowerbeds and war memorial beds was essential in order to be in the best possible shape for this year's Remembrance, whatever that may be. The main activities were weeding, trimming and tidying the beds, raising a new Remembrance flag and adding fresh wreaths to the railings at the war memorial and the timeline. We also managed a litter-pick, filled in ruts caused by a police vehicle in the park and did a serious and long overdue hack-back of the rhododendrons in one of the shrub beds.

We were joined by council officer Wayne, who did a final picking of stones from the wildflower meadow area too. The council team were also out in force, clearing leaves from the main drive and car park.

It was a lovely day and visitors to the park popped almost £20 in our collection bucket, thank you!

Wall of Remembrance

We would like to say well done to the Marple Poppy Appeal Team, who created a "Wall of Remembrance" on the bowling green fence this year using street poppies annotated with names and dates. It was a very evocative and thought-provoking display, helping to bring home the number of Marple men lost in both World Wars and other conflicts.

Wall of Remembrance