Thank you Gary Staples for producing this beautiful photo.
Ahead of working to remove shrubbery in the cemetery, 202 Multi-role Medical Regiment took place in a ‘Two Minute Silence’ at the Cross of Sacrifice. They were joined by a number of local people who were passing through the cemetery. They then placed Poppy Crosses by the screen walls and on graves in the small War Grave Area before heading out to clear Holly and self setters from grave areas.
Four hours later we had lots of revealed graves and lots of bags of shrubbery!
We were so pleased to welcome 202MMR back to Brandwood End today. We welcome help with the removal of the huge amount of shrubbery they always manage to clear from graves. Holly from the main drive and self setters from some sections, revealing graves covered for many years.
To see more photographs of this great event please follow this link.
It is getting close to our quarterly litter pick, which will fall on Saturday 2nd September. We provide the litter pickers and bags but we do need your manpower! Meet at the Lodge at 10am and we will be finished by 11.30pm. Why not join us and stroll around this beautiful 53 acre site, enjoying the trees and wildlife as well as the huge variety of memorial designs. We hope to see you there.
Thank you Lukas Large for such a pleasant and informative couple of hours in Brandwood End. Bits on Pollinators, but a strong breeze made it hard as most Pollinators had gone to ground ! We did spot a few – but with his usual breadth of knowledge Lukas jumped at the chance to highlight the amazing Fungi to be found in the cemetery. There were 16 of us in all and everyone really enjoyed it. Nice to see Park Ranger Jan who added her knowledge.
As usual FBEC members were called in to help with grave searches along the route for visiting members of the public. This area of interest is becoming very busy.
In our last post we mentioned the large amount of rain we have had. I guess these Fungi are happy about that!