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Centenary Fields to be unveiled in Avenham and Miller Parks to mark WW1 fallen

Posted on - 7th November, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Parks, Preston News, Uncategorized
The incident took place close to the Ribblesdale Place entrance to Avenham Park Pic: Google
 Ribblesdale Place entrance to Avenham Park Pic: Google

Part of Avenham and Miller Parks is being designated as a Centenary Field to honour the memories of soldiers who fought and died in World War I.

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The Sikh contribution to the conflict will also be recognised when a commemorative plaque and interpretation board are unveiled on Friday (November 9).

The Mayor of Preston Coun Trevor Hart and the Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire Lord Shuttleworth will reveal the tributes at the Ribblesdale Place entrance to  Avenham Park  in a double celebration for the city.

The Centenary Field is part of the UK-wide commemoration programme by Fields in Trust during the anniversary year.

It honours the memories of those soldiers who fought and died in conflict by designating Avenham and Miller Parks as a Centenary Field,  to ensure it will remain available as a recreational space for the community in perpetuity.

Sikh bravery was recognised at the highest level with five Victoria Cross awards and many more Sikh soldiers being decorated. For Sikhs, serving goes to the heart of their values of equality and fighting for social justice.

The parks will also feature in the Centenary Fields Legacy Programme online story map, to remember those who served and lost their lives during conflict, and to say ‘Thank You’ to the World War I generation. Avenham and Miller Parks will be featured as part of the legacy project from 9th November.

Follow the Centenary Fields legacy campaign online  or on social media #CFLegacy #ThankYou100

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