The Yorkshire Post says: Goathland’s tree tribute to fallen soldiers in stark contrast with Sheffield felling plans

The First World War reaped a terrible toll on almost every community in Britain, with hundreds of thousands of young men who left cities, towns and villages for the battlefields of Europe never returning; a sacrifice that must never be forgotten.
Now a century on from the final year of the war, the community of Goathland in North Yorkshire have come together for a special act of commemoration that echoes the one carried out in the same village 100 years ago. George Smailes was one of the 12 men from Goathland who died in the war and his grieving mother planted 12 oak trees to remember each... read more

 
12 February 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 45
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