Trees planted in honour of Mexborough’s war dead

Residents planting trees in Mexborough in honour of the war dead.
Residents planting trees in Mexborough in honour of the war dead.

Members of the community planted 100 trees at a public park in Mexborough as part of centenary commemorations of the First World War.

Residents planted the trees in Rocket Field in memory of those who lost their lives in the conflict between 1914 and 18.

Councillor Sean Gibbons and a volunteer during the tree planting.

Councillor Sean Gibbons and a volunteer during the tree planting.

The rowan, oak, silver birch, wild cherry, grey willow and field maple varieties were each planted with a cross and poppy.

The Woodland Trust donated the trees following an application by Daniel Goddard, chairman of Mexborough Ferryboat Association.

Mr Goddard said: “It was a great surprise when the Woodland Trust confirmed the tree donation to Mexborough and even better when everyone turned up on the day to help with the planting.”

Volunteers from Mexborough Ferryboat Association, Alan Leonard of Webhelp and his colleagues, Mexborough First councillors and other members of the community all donated their time for the project.

One of the trees planted in Mexborough.

One of the trees planted in Mexborough.

The Royal British Legion donated the crosses and staff from Doncaster Council’s tree services advised on the project.

Councillor Sean Gibbons said it was important for the community to “remember those who gave their tomorrow for our today.”