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City West marks World War centenary

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Published by Bobbie H for City West Housing Trust in Housing and also in Care and Support, Communities, Education, Environment

Volunteers from City West Housing Trust and City West Works mark the planting of poppies in Walkden. Volunteers from City West Housing Trust and City West Works mark the planting of poppies in Walkden.

Staff from a housing association and a building and maintenance contractor have planted 5,000 poppies across Salford, to mark 100 years since the beginning of the First World War.

More than 120 volunteers from City West Housing Trust and its subsidiary company, City West Works, planted the poppies at 15 sites across the city, with the help of Salford City Council’s Ground Maintenance Team.

Sites treated to the colourful flowers included City West’s sheltered schemes, and a range of roadside areas.

Mick Morgan, Landscaping Supervisor at City West Works, said: “We wanted to mark the centenary year with something that will be a permanent memory in our communities. Thousands of men from Salford served our country during the First World War, and this is our way of paying tribute to them.

“We will continue to maintain the sites as part of our commitment to improving neighbourhoods and donating our time to community projects. 

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