Diocese of Portsmouth

    Liss Tree Planting for Remembrance 100

    12 Nov. 2018

    ON Wednesday 7th November the Community at Liss got together to plant a tree in the Millennium Memorial Garden at the local Newman Collard Trust playing fields.

    The event was organised by Dorothy Collard, one of the playing field trustees. Reverend Richard Hutchins, Assistant Curate at St. Mary’s Church Liss dedicated the tree to the memory of those lost in World War One, and closed the ceremony with a blessing.

    A plaque was erected to commemorate the tree planting

    The tree was planted by the head of the Parish Council, Roger Hargreaves – assisted by children from the local school. Lt Col (Ret’d) Terry O’Conner, chair of the local branch of the Royal British Legion, led an act of Remembrance before the Liss Scout Group explained the flags and pom-pom poppy that the various groups had created.

    A poignant and moving community event that was part of the parish’s commemoration of Remembrance 100, it was followed by a tea held in the playing ground pavilion where the Brownies had created a Remembrance display.

    A poppy display created by Liss Brownies