New flower bed in Durham commemorates war heroes

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HEROES of the First World War have been celebrated in a floral display in Durham,

A carpet of flowers has been planted opposite the Gilesgate roundabout, on the A690 in Durham, to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the war.

The flower bed was created after Durham County Council, the Durham in Bloom Group, the British Legion, children from Gilesgate Primary School and Durham Constabulary joined forces.

Councillor Brian Stephens, the council’s cabinet member for neighbourhoods and local partnerships, is delighted with the commemoration.

He said: “This has been a fantastic partnership effort to create an impressive floral display at one of the main gateways to Durham City. It has brought together people from across the community in an important act of remembrance as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.”