Tag Archives: Somerset Wood

1,600 trees and counting: Somerset Wood organisers say thank you

The first phase of Somerset Wood tree planting is now complete, with organisers thanking volunteers for their “extraordinary” response. More than 200 volunteers have given up their time to get involved in the project that will create a lasting, living memorial to the 11,281 Somerset residents who lost their lives in the First World War. […]

Somerset Wood welcomes all this Friday

With Remembrance Day momentum building across the country, members of the public will be warmly welcomed at this week’s official dedication of the Somerset Wood. The ceremony will start at 3pm on Friday, 9 November at the site between Monkton Heathfield and the east of Nerrols Farm, near Taunton, and anyone with an interest is […]

Earth from Ypres for the Somerset Wood

Local schoolchildren will scatter soil from the battlefields of Belgium when the Somerset Wood is dedicated next month. The sample of earth has been provided by the Mayor of Ypres, Jan Durnez, to help Somerset remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War 1. It will be scattered by youngsters from West Monkton […]

Wood to commemorate the Fallen of WW1

A memorial wood is being created for future generations to enjoy in memory of the Fallen from Somerset who lost their lives in WW1. The “Somerset Wood” is being established through a joint partnership of Taunton Deane Borough Council, Somerset County Council, Cheddon Fitzpaine Parish Council and West Monkton Parish Council. It will cover 23 […]