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Poppies a colourful way to mark First World War

The field of poppies planted in Habergham Eaves to commemorate the First World War. (s)

The field of poppies planted in Habergham Eaves to commemorate the First World War. (s)

A field of poppies has been cultivated in Habergham Eaves to mark the centenary of the First World War.

The parish council secured a Lancashire County Council Green Partnership award and one from LCC’s parish champion to pay for a triangle of land outside the former Bull and Butcher pub on Manchester Road to be covered in poppies. The area is at the entrance to Burnley and also features an octagonal planter. The project was carried out by Burnley Borough Council’s parks’ department.

“The parish council wanted to do something special to mark the centenary and the poppies look really splendid. It’s credit to Nick Williams and his team at the parks’ department for putting in a lot of hard work to make sure the area was prepared and planted properly and all the recent sunshine helped too,’’ said clerk Mrs Rebecca Hay. “The councillors are also grateful to Lancashire County Council for the grants,’’ she added.

 

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