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Campaign launched to create special war memorial garden

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VIDEO: A campaign has been launched to transform a forgotten corner of Warrington into a special war memorial garden where people can pay their respects to the fallen.

Local campaigner Julie Francis and a team of volunteers are working with Warrington Borough Council to convert Marshall Gardens on Bridgefoot, into the Marshall Memorial Gardens.

Named after Alderman Edward Marshall, a former Mayor of Warrington who also unveiled the adjoining bridge, the aim is to transform the gardens, close to Warrington Cenotaph, into a “tranquil memorial garden.”

Julie, the daughter of a soldier, who also has a son in the army and a relative named on the Warrington Cenotaph, is passionate about remembering those who lost their lives in conflict.

She is now looking for local businesses to support the project and provide sponsorship to provide memorial benches and re-design the gardens.

Julie said: “We need people to come together as a community, to redesign, and create a beautiful, tranquil memorial garden where we can pay our respects to the fallen.”

All enquiries, suggestions and help are welcome by emailing WarringtonMMG@gmail.com

A facebook group has been set up at https://www.facebook.com/groups/338427576904342/

Julie with volunteer Nikki Mac

Julie at the entrance to the garden

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