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Seven Kings pupils plant poppies in South Park for First World War heroes

PUBLISHED: 12:43 14 July 2016 | UPDATED: 12:43 14 July 2016

South Park Primary School pupils planted poppies at South Park in Ilford to mark 100 years since the Battle of Somme. Picture: Tony Hoad/South Park Users Group

South Park Primary School pupils planted poppies at South Park in Ilford to mark 100 years since the Battle of Somme. Picture: Tony Hoad/South Park Users Group

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Youngsters remembered fallen war heroes as they planted poppies in a park.

Pupils from South Park Primary School, Water Lane, Seven Kings, marked a century since the Battle of Somme by planting the flowers along with a

wildflower meadow in South Park, South Park Road, Ilford.

“These were also planted in memory of the nine men from the South Park Swimming Club who died in the First World War,” said South Park Users Group secretary Tony Hoad.

“The names of the fallen are included on the South Park Swimming Club cup awarded in memory of their fallen comrades after the war ended. The cup is now preserved in the Redbridge Museum.”

About 30 children from the school also attended a commemorative service at the Ilford War Memorial Gardens in Eastern Avenue, Newbury Park.


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