Bishop leads Armistice day tree planting in Harrogate

Tree planting1Bishop James Bell, the Bishop of Knaresborough, has led an Armistice day ceremony and tree planting service on Harrogate’s Stray to commemorate the Regiments and soldiers who fought and died in World War One, 100 years ago.  

The trees were planted close to the Empress Roundabout in Harrogate, the first of thirty four trees which will be planted in Harrogate and surrounding villages by schools and local Rotary Clubs to commemorate 34 World War One regiments.  The trees were donated by the Rotary Club of Harrogate and members took part in leading the tree planting ceremony.

Plaque unveiled

The Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Barry Dodd CBE unveiled a plaque close to the trees, and local school children took part in the tree planting. Thirty local schools, primary, secondary and private have each chosen a regiment  and some had paid for wreathes for their chosen regiment which were laid on the Cenotaph in the centre of Harrogate during the Armistice Day service at 11am.


Bishop James is pictures top with children of Brackenfield School, planting one of the trees on the Harrogate Stray

Bishop James Bell

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