Share

Mostly clear

Fri

22°C | 12°C

Broken cloud

Sat

18°C | 11°C

Moderate showers

Sun

16°C | 10°C

Home   Ashford   News   Article

Simon Passey creates impressive memorial garden on site in Turner Road, Newtown, Ashford

10 July 2014
by Vicky Castle

The piece of land in Turner Road, Newtown was in disrepair, but since he took over as caretaker of the Southern Housing Group complex, he has turned it into a welcoming area.

The poppy-filled garden has been embraced by residents and locals who have laid numerous tributes to fallen heroes from the 1914-18 conflict.

Simon Passey with resident Len Hynds who served in the Second World War and other residents

Simon Passey with resident Len Hynds who served in the Second World War and other residents

Mr Passey, himself a former soldier, says the soldiers of the First World War must never be forgotten.

He said: “I planted thousands of poppy seeds in a plot that wasn’t being used and created plaques and crosses out of disused fence panels and wooden pallets.

“I believe the memories of those who fell must be passed on again and again.”

 

Click here for more news from Ashford.

Click here for more news from around the county.

Comments 

Forgotten Password?

Forgotten Username?

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments.
Please click here for our house rules.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.