Park’s poppy meadow to recall war


VICTIMS of the first world war are to be remembered at a seafront site in Aldwick.

An area of West Park’s southern end next to Marine Drive West has been planted as a poppy meadow.

The land is one of the 14 sites across the Arun district to form part of the national campaign of remembrance in the war’s centenary year.

Friends of West Park chairman Jan Malpas sowed the seeds from the Royal British Legion with contract supervisor Dave Farrant, of Arun District Council’s contractor, ISS Facility Services.

She said: “It’s a way of remembering those who fought in the war on a permanent basis.

“This will enable all the generations who use the park to see the meadow and its plaque and think about all those who lost their lives for this country and who continue to do so.

“The armed forces are always at risk and we should support them.”

ISS bought 100 packs of Flanders Poppy seeds to back the legion. Four poppy meadows have been planted on Gloucester Rd.