The Friends of the Park held their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 22nd November. We were able to report on a very good year, with highlights including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, establishment of regular gardening sessions and links with local schools and other groups.
The following were elected to the committee
Chairman – Andy Brazier
Secretary – Carolyn Hinds
Vice Chairman – Francis Davies
Treasurer – Frank Bradfield
Grants Officer – Jeff Wright
The volunteer gardening squad ended up doing a double shift this week.
On Monday the task was to plant 4,000 daffodil bulbs. We were assisted by Ysgol Craig y Don, Ysgol Gogarth and the Daffodil Girls. The bulbs were provided by Conwy County Borough Council, and it is all part of Llandudno Daffodil Capital of Wales.
On Friday the task was to plant 100 native hedging plants. These were paid for by the Friends of the Park using funds raised during the year. It is our aim to fully restore the hedge around the park as it is such a lovely feature and a great habitat for nature.
The next gardening session in the park is 10am Monday 26 November. All volunteers will be very welcome.
The poppy is an instantly recognisable symbol of respect for those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice in conflicts past and present.
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, the First World War ended. Civilians wanted to remember the people who had given their lives for peace and freedom. An American War Secretary, Moina Michael, inspired by John McCrae’s poem,”In Flanders’ Fields”, began selling poppies to friends to raise money for the ex-Service community. The Royal British Legion adopted the poppy for its fundraising in 1921 – and so the tradition began.
This information has come from the website of The Royal British Legion, the UK’s leading Service charity. They provide practical care, advice and support to serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans of all ages and their families. This year the target was to raise £42 million from the poppy appeal.
Lest We Forget
A few Halloween images from Craig y Don last week. The pumpkins were arranged in the park to give people passing by a bit of a treat. The other images are shops in the Craig y Don who made a great effort in their decorations.