Ivybridge commemorates the Centenary

In order to mark the 2014 centenary Ivybridge Town Council and the Ivybridge branch of the Royal British Legion have been working hard over the past few months to create a Garden of Remembrance  in the town to be a living memorial to the Ivybridge men who fought and died in the war. Ivybridge poppies 1

Volunteers helped to clear the ground before planting bulbs, wild flowers and poppy seeds.  A sign was commissioned and erected which features an extract from John MacRae’s poem ‘In Flanders Fields’.

The dedication service took place on Saturday 19th July.  See the website article which National Initiative ‘Cultivation Street’ has published about the Ivybridge project here.Ivybridge poppies5

Packets of poppy seeds were also distributed to school children in the area, inviting them to grow their own poppy gardens,  and remember the centenary and the significance of the poppy.

To find out more about the Royal British Legion in Ivybridge, visit www.rblivybridge.co.uk