Opening of new Peace Garden canalside at Polwarth Parish Church


Register June 12, 2019 12:00 pm June 12, 2019 12:30 pm Europe/London Opening of new Peace Garden canalside at Polwarth Parish Church

Reminder of our exciting day on Wednesday 12 June when at 12 noon a new canalside garden – THE PEACE GARDEN – sponsored by Scotland’s War 1914-1919 and Scotmid will be opened by Professor Yvonne McEwen and Kirsty Connell and Rev Jack Holt. You are welcome to join us. The Peace Garden is to the left of the decking. Lots of tea, coffee and cake will be available afterwards. World War one historian Professor Yvonne McEwen has successfully worked throughout the centenary commemorations to establish memorials to the nursing and medical staff and the memorial Peace Garden at Polwarth Parish Church on the canalside has been established with support from a large community grant from Scotmid and some other donations. The team at Polwarth Church has worked diligently to prepare the ground for this. Thanks go especially to Scott for all his digging and for the Canal Shed members who were able to support him, the Canal Shed for making our planters, Maureen and Sarah for planting up, and to Alan for repairing the wall. Yvonne has expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the church for its support, hard work and dedication in making the memorial garden a reality. Yvonne has also organised a display from the National Library of Scotland of images of the work of the barge medical and nursing staff to be in the Drennan Hall of the church. An extract from a Scottish Nursing Sister’s diary who served on a barge will also be highlighted. We hope lots of friends old and new can join us for this occasion.

Reminder of our exciting day on Wednesday 12 June when at 12 noon a new canalside garden – THE PEACE GARDEN – sponsored by Scotland’s War 1914-1919 and Scotmid will be opened by Professor Yvonne McEwen and Kirsty Connell and Rev Jack Holt. You are welcome to join us. The Peace Garden is to the left of the decking. Lots of tea, coffee and cake will be available afterwards.

World War one historian Professor Yvonne McEwen has successfully worked throughout the centenary commemorations to establish memorials to the nursing and medical staff and the memorial Peace Garden at Polwarth Parish Church on the canalside has been established with support from a large community grant from Scotmid and some other donations. The team at Polwarth Church has worked diligently to prepare the ground for this. Thanks go especially to Scott for all his digging and for the Canal Shed members who were able to support him, the Canal Shed for making our planters, Maureen and Sarah for planting up, and to Alan for repairing the wall. Yvonne has expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the church for its support, hard work and dedication in making the memorial garden a reality.

Yvonne has also organised a display from the National Library of Scotland of images of the work of the barge medical and nursing staff to be in the Drennan Hall of the church. An extract from a Scottish Nursing Sister’s diary who served on a barge will also be highlighted. We hope lots of friends old and new can join us for this occasion.