Local children’s plaques unveiled at Basingstoke Peace Garden
1st October 2018
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An oasis of tranquillity was unveiled in Basingstoke’s War Memorial Park when the long-awaited Peace Garden was officially opened on Friday 21 September.

A circular paved space, with a central metal sphere feature, pebble seats and benches, is surrounded by trees, foliage and flowers in the corner of the park close to the aviary.

Ten peace plaques, designed by local schoolchildren, are set into the ground in another circular area and a sculpted bust of plastic surgery pioneer Sir Harold Gillies, commissioned by the Rooksdown Club, is on a plinth in the border.

Some of the young peace plaque designers, who had to depict what peace meant to them in an art competition, were also at the event. The winners were Brooke Chambers, Lilly-Mae Culver, Lulu Brown, Nicola Kubiak, Casey-Lee Gould, Mika Eellmann-Houldsworth, Deanna Hoskins, Daisy Wheller, Emily Judge and Charlotte Vickers.

Read the full article at Basingstoke Observer

Originally posted on www.basingstokeobserver.co.uk 26/09/2018

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