Clowne’s new commemorative garden will serve as a permanent tribute to the fallen

Dedication of new Garden of Remembrane on Mill Street, Clowne. Pictured is garden designer Andrew Tebbs
Dedication of new Garden of Remembrane on Mill Street, Clowne. Pictured is garden designer Andrew Tebbs

Clowne’s new Garden of Remembrance played a pivotal role during this month’s tributes to those who fell during the First and Second World Wars.

The garden on Mill Street was officially opened on October 28 in time for Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day and will continue to complement the village’s Cenotaph and War Memorial.

Clowne Parish Council joined forces with Bolsover District Council artist Andrew Tebbs, pictured, to design and build the new garden area to honour all who have fallen during conflicts.

It boasts a poppy-inspired centre-piece designed for quiet contemplation and is an extension to the existing Cenotaph and War Memorial at The Green.

It was designed after Mr Tebbs spoke with the people in Clowne and it is hoped to become a space that people can use when they visit the Cenotaph or they can use it for Remembrance and other events.

The garden includes a well-lit, horse shoe-shaped, wall with seating and panels acknowledging those who contributed during war time.

It’s crowning feature is a sandstone monument with poppy carvings split into four parts with each representing petals.