Centenary of WW1 Memorial Trees Planting – Postponed
Sunday, 22 March 2020 from 11:00-12:30
**** This event has been now been postponed.******
Come and join us on Mother’s Day – Sunday March 22nd – at 11am to commemorate the centenary of the first planting of Wolverhampton’s WW1 memorial trees in All Saints Road, All Saints, WV2 1EL – 100 years to the day on which it happened.
Wolverhampton Mayor, Councillor Claire Darke, will be there as five new trees are planted to mark the anniversary of schoolchildren planting 30 trees in All Saints Road dedicated to “the memory of the brave men who died to make the world freer and brighter.”
The free event, at The Workspace, All Saints Action Network, All Saints Road – the site of the former All Saints School, where some of the original planters were elected by fellow pupils, will include a free brunch with live music, hom emade cakes, samosas and selection of snacks.
It is next to All Saints Church where a plaque commemorates 91 men who died in WW1.
Trees are stil along All Saints Road – a legacy of the original plantings – along with others planted later in nearby Vicarage Road, Mason Street, Silver Birch Avenue and Thompson Avenue.
The anniversary came ot light in a chapter written by Jim Barrow on Wolverhampton’s memorial trees in the new book Wolverhampton’s Great War 1914-1921 published by The Wolverhampton Society.