HBT Memorial Garden
HBT Memorial Garden – WW1 Armistice Centenary
The small area of land on the corner of Dines Close is to be turned into a Memorial Garden to mark the First World War armistice centenary in November and act as a place of remembrance in the village. A gate and pergola will be created along with a seat and in time, it is hoped that a permanent stone memorial will be installed, together with planting of shrubs. Brian Appleton is carving a plaque for the entrance and wooden poppy crosses will be laid on the 11th November in memory of residents of the Parish who fell in the world wars.
The Parish Council will be paying for the gate, pergola and seat. Early in 2019 a village breakfast fundraising event is being planned to invite donations to the stone memorial and shrubs.
If you would like to know more about villagers who served during the first and second world wars, Hurstbourne Tarrant Historical Society has produced a booklet telling their stories. Copies and more information is available from Andy Watson (Tel: 736459). The Historical Society has very kindly offered to make a donation towards the memorial garden for every copy sold between November 2018 and November 2019.