Poppies springing up along Broughton Bypass are a fitting tribute to war hero James Towers.Advertisement
Covering the route that was named after the Victoria Cross hero, a bed of red flowers have been popping up all over.
Broughton-born Private James Towers was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions over 100 years ago.
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In 1918, he volunteered to deliver a message in which five people had already lost their lives attempting to relay.
Making his way across No Man’s Land, Towers relayed his message and brought support for his company.
He was serving in the 2nd Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) in northern France.
Preston City Council agreed on the new naming of the road that Lancashire County Council chose following a recommendation by Broughton Parish Council.
The beautiful landscape of poppies has not gone unnoticed, with many Prestonians finding the tribute moving.
Ken Wales said: “A huge thumbs up and thanks to those involved in landscaping the James Towers Way. The poppies over the last few days have been a fitting tribute to James Towers and given delight to many folk. A few more years proper care and they will be sensational. Well done whoever was involved.”
Have you seen the poppies springing up on James Towers Way? What do you think of the landscaping around the Broughton Bypass? Let us know in the comments below