New armed forces memorial garden

A new armed forces memorial garden is being created in Swinton.

The new community garden is to celebrate the lives of those in the armed forces who have passed away. It is also intended to be a space where people can relax, reflect and take some time to think.

The garden, in the sunken gardens next to the Swinton Cenotaph, is being refurbished by Salford City Council in partnership with the Salford Veterans Association.

Armed forces memorial

It will feature four commemoration benches for Salford people who have received the Victoria Cross. They are Lance Serjeant Joseph Woodall, Sergeant Joseph Lister, Private William Norman and Private Henry George Crandon.

Four flagpoles will proudly display the armed services flags.

Councillors Margaret Morris and Barry Warner are armed forces champions at Salford City Council.

Councillor Morris said: “We are proud to work with the Salford Veterans Association to provide this memorial garden and community space. It will be an important space for our armed forces community and we’d like to thank them for all they do for us.”

Councillor Warner added: “When the memorial garden is opened we will have a fitting ceremony. Our fallen heroes will never be forgotten.”

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Date published
Tuesday 7 June 2022

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