Wiltshire

Garden of remembrance at Lydiard Park to fallen troops

Garden of Remembrance at Lydiard Park Image copyright Matt Cardy
Image caption The Royal British Legion opened the field in the Walled Garden at Lydiard Park

A garden of remembrance has opened in Wiltshire for those who have died in armed conflict since World War One.

People can make a remembrance tribute to be planted at the site in the Walled Garden at Lydiard Park, near Royal Wootton Bassett.

The local branch of the Royal British Legion opened the field ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

It will be open to visitors daily from 09:00 to 16:00 GMT. A small daily service takes place at 11:00.

The site is one of six gardens of remembrance around the country.

The Royal British Legion said: "Row upon row of tributes with their scarlet poppies, personal messages and photographs bring home to all of us why remembrance continues to be such an important and personal event.

"It also shows we will never forget the sacrifice made by so many on our behalf."

The garden will close on 20 November.

Image copyright Matt Cardy
Image copyright Matt Cardy
Image copyright Matt Cardy
Image copyright Matt Cardy
Image copyright Matt Cardy

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