WW1 Commemorative Woodland

A RED OAK WAS PLANTED ON 1st NOVEMBER 2014 in memory of JOHN CREMER

Thanks to the initiative of the Wildlife Group and the Playing Field Committee, a tree was planted to commemorate the day on which the first Ryburgh soldier fell. 

Tree planting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above: The descendants of John Cremer.

Right:   Representatives of the Ryburgh community.

 

The red oak was kindly donated by the Ryburgh Village

Action Group.

 

 

ON  1st  AND  8th  MARCH 2015  OVER 100 TREES WERE  PLANTED  BY  VILLAGE RESIDENTS.  AN  APPLE  TREE  COMMEMORATES  THE  LIFE  OF  STANLEY CURSON WHO  FELL  DURING  WW1.   (Pictures by Clive Lonsdale and Steve Bushby)

BARLEY WILSON WRITES: 

"Over 40 villagers and friends turned out with spades, wellies, and lots of enthusiasm to plant the first phase of a new community woodland in Great Ryburgh. Ranging in age from just 1 year old to those in their sprightly 70’s, the volunteers soon planted over 100 native trees and shrubs, which will hopefully provide a tranquil haven for people and wildlife for many years to come.

“Thanks to a generous grant from North Norfolk District Council’s “North Norfolk Big Society Fund”, we have been able to construct rabbit-proof fencing around the site to give these young trees and shrubs the best chance to grow well” said Barley Wilson, who co-ordinated the project and designed the new woodland. “There has been such interest in the project that families and friends from outside Great Ryburgh have turned out on a Sunday morning to help with digging and planting – many have marked “their” small trees so that they can return to enjoy them as they grow.”

Some of the trees have been provided by the government’s “Big Tree Plant” scheme, some were donated by The Ryburgh Wildlife Group, while others have been nurtured and brought along by villagers. In all, over fifteen different species of native trees and shrubs have been planted, to give colour and interest through the year. An apple tree, the first of a mini-orchard of fruit trees, was also planted as a living memorial to Stanley Curson, once a resident of Great Ryburgh, and tragically killed in WW1."


Events
Webpage icon October Fair 14th October 2017
Webpage icon Open Churches Week 2017
Webpage icon WW1 100 Day 5th June 2016
Webpage icon Shakespeare 400 concert: 23rd April 2016 3 p.m.
Webpage icon Village Wedding Fair
Webpage icon The cleaning of the Think and Thank screen
Webpage icon Christmas 2014
Webpage icon WW1 Commemoration Day 1st Nov. 2014
Webpage icon Open Churches Week 2nd - 10th August
Webpage icon Arts Festival: 22nd - 25th August 2014
Webpage icon Wartime song
Webpage icon WW1 silk embroidered cards
Webpage icon HLF Wartime food
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