Planting a tree to remember the fallen

Roxton plant a tree to mark the centenary of the First World War
Roxton plant a tree to mark the centenary of the First World War

Roxton planted a tree on Tuesday morning along with a plaque to remember all those who lost their lives in the First World War.

The plaque was installed by Tom Wootton of Bedford Borough Countil and reads ‘This tree was planted to commemorate the centenary of the First World Way 1914-1918’.

Bedford Borough Council offered every parish council in their area a centenary tree and Roxton were happy to accept.

Present at the planting were Parish councillors Mel Peck, Jean McDougall and Julie Cox who is also involved with the Royal British Legion.

Bob Barron, a bugle player was also at the ceremony as well as children from Roxton Lower School who sang before the tree was planted.