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Children plant poppies to remember First World War fallen

The deputy Mayor and Mayoress, Coun Stuart Porthouse and his wife Marie help Brownies plant popy seeds at Herrington Park beside the Scout Hut.

The deputy Mayor and Mayoress, Coun Stuart Porthouse and his wife Marie help Brownies plant popy seeds at Herrington Park beside the Scout Hut.

RESPECTFUL brownies and scouts sowed seeds of remembrance.

The youngsters, from Herrington, planted the poppy seeds on land next to their hut in Crow Lane, East Herrington.

This year marks the centenary of the First World War, which took place from 1914 until 1918.

Watching on was Deputy Mayor of Sunderland, Councillor Stuart Porthouse, and his wife, the Deputy Mayoress, Gillian.

Coun Porthouse, who represents St Chad’s ward, said: “It’s about two years ago when Second Herrington Scouts adopted the rubbish tip in the park behind the Scouts Hut and designated it a wildflower and butterfly garden.

“As ward councillors we helped with a small contribution from the West Area Community Fund and the area was cleared and a small knee-high marker fence was installed to surround the plot.

“This is all part of ‘The Love Where You Live Campaign’, and it was good to see so many members of the community come forward and help spread the wildflower and Flanders poppies which were supplied by former Mayor and ward councillor Les Scott.”

 

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