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Flowerbed and plaque to honour Swynnerton Roses

A worker at the Swynnerton munitions factory
A worker at the Swynnerton munitions factory

On Tuesday July 28th, Walton Community Centre will welcome some of the surviving Swynnerton Roses to the centre’s newly planted commemorative rose bed.

The bed, which has been planted by Stone in Bloom members, honours the memory of the surviving Swynnerton Roses and those who are no longer with us. Each rose plant supplied by David Austin Roses has been individually sponsored.

A plaque sponsored by George Beecham will be unveiled by Lady Jane Harrowby recognising the bravery of the women who worked at the Old Royal Ordnance Munitions Factory in Swynnerton during the Second World War, and a celebration cream tea will be enjoyed!

If you know of a Swynnerton Rose who would like to be at the event, please call Walton Community Centre manager Steve Cashmore on 01785 811653. Please also contact Steve if you have any photographs or other memorabilia that can be displayed on the day.

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