Tag Archives: World War

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 […]