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World War One Centenary

Party in the Park – Official Opening of our Nature Park and celebrating the World War One Centenary

Hengoed Court is celebrating the completion of the Nature Park whilst also commemorating the World War One centenary by planting 1,000’s of poppy seeds in it’s Nature Park.  The seeds will flower in August to coincide with the launch and our  ‘Party in the Park’ celebrations.

 

PArty in the Park - Flanders Poem

During the celebrations we will have:

  • Hengoed Court’s resident choir singing
  • Firework Display
  • Refreshments and music

This is part of a city wide celebration where The City and County of Swansea are turning open spaces, gardens, parks and school playing fields into a sea of poppies.

As well as the celebrations we will be holding a remembrance service in honour of the men and women that lost their lives.

Did you know that the Red Flanders Poppy became the symbol of remembrance due to it being one of the few flowers to have survived the battlefields of the Western Front during the First World War.  John McCrae a Canadian army surgeon wrote a poem following the death of his friend killed by a shell burst in 1915:

 

For more information about poppies and how to plant your own, click on the link below:

http://issuu.com/swansea/docs/how_to_plant_poppies_bilingual_for_/1?e=0