Bellway staff and residents honour Great War dead
Published by Brian Church for 24dash.com in Housing
Staff and residents at a Bellway development in Market Warsop have planted poppies to honour those who died in the First World War.
The Bellway team spent a morning planting seeds at Kings Park in the district of Mansfield as part of a wider initiative to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the war this year. Their efforts have been replicated across Market Warsop with the whole community uniting to remember the fallen.
Organiser Tania Barlow, who moved into her home at Kings Park in August 2013, said: "It was amazing to get the whole community together. It all started in September when there were seven of us talking about doing something, and it just got bigger and bigger."
Barlow is planning another community event on August 4th, when there will be a candlelit vigil to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War.
Bellway sales manager Matt Newman, who took part in the poppy planting event, said: "We all enjoyed getting stuck into the planting and are looking forward to watching the poppies grow. They will provide a poignant reminder of the reason we all came together."
Kings Park is a development of 237 homes off Wood Lane. Bellway is regenerating the former Royal Estate, which was demolished in 2007 to make way for the new homes.
Three and four-bedroom homes are currently available from £140,995.
Photo: Organiser Tania Barlow and Bellway sales advisor Melanie Hackland planting poppies at Kings Park in Market Warsop