Bridge for Heroes Remembrance Garden gets official recognition
A West Norfolk Veteran’s charity has been recognised for its efforts in developing and maintaining a Remembrance garden.
The Royal Horticultural Society and Anglia in Bloom presented a Certificate of Recognition to Bridge for Heroes for its work on Lynn’s Remembrance Garden.
Many will pass this when walking from St. James Multi-Storey to Lynn town centre during the pandemic.
The garden was originally set up to commemorate local soldier Private Reginald Tweedy of the Royal Norfolk Regiment who was killed in the fighting in Flanders during the First World War.
His body was never found and his name is inscribed on the Menin Gate memorial in Ypres.
And his family lived on London Road and owned many businesses in the town.
Private Tweedy was the last male member of the family, whose sad loss resulted in the family name gradually disappearing, although his sisters still lived in the area.
Since that time the garden has grown and now commemorates all the fallen servicemen and women from West Norfolk who have lost their lives either in battle or as a result in service.
The garden is tended by Bridge for Heroes volunteers, Roni and John McKeown, who can often be seen working in the garden and who have been supporting the Bridge for Heroes since it was first set up more than 10-years-ago.
Anyone wishing to donate the charity can do so by going to: justgiving.com/campaign/opmirror.