This original project arose from local people requesting that they have the opportunity to plant a tree in memory of a deceased loved one. The site had been fully planted at formation and no provision had been made for further community plantings. A section of the Waterloo Meadow was identified as a suitable location that would not be a major compromise to the meadow area. This was agreed with Broxtowe and made ready for the Memorial Planting Scheme.
Because of the limited area available it was not possible to plant at distances that could ensure that each tree was allowed to mature. Planting is in the form of whips at 2-3m spacing. Whips have a better chance of survival in the ground conditions present. A mixture of fast and slower growing species is used. Thinning will gradually remove the faster growing pioneer species leaving the oaks, rowan, field maple, willow and holly.
The memorial scheme consists of an epitaph in the memorial book- kept at Durban House for public viewing- and the planting of a whip. The concept is that for the participants the whole copse will be the memorial, rather than individual trees that may be thinned out.
For further information regarding the scheme, please contact the secretary.
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Schedule of Memorial Book entries
Dedication to: page number Allen, Jim 15 Allen, Samuel 15 Baggott, John & Jack 16 Barker, Clifford F. 9 Beer, William “Bill” 6 Berridge, Alan 5 Bostock, Donald 22 Bowler, William 9 Bramman, Keith James 30 Bush, Arthur William 25 Butler, Charles & Connie 6 Carlile, Derrick 28 Carlile, Edith May 28 Carlile, Edna 29 Carlile, Harold Henry (Lal) 28 Carlile, Kenneth Harold 27 Carlile, Kenneth 29 Carlin, Sam & Doris 9 Chambers, Noel & Jane 18 Clarke, Bernard Henry (Bob) 19 Cook, Leonard 21 Cutts, Arthur Brian 10 Dipper, Marion 24 Duckworth, John 10 Eggleston, George 4 Fearn, Marcus 27 Fotherby, Frederick 12 Freeman, Albert Arthur & Robert Cecil 11 Frost, Ernest 1 Gill, Alan 5 Goff, Andrew 10 Gregory, Michael 7 Griffin, Wilfred 11 Gunn, Gladys & Fred 13 Hargreaves, Kerri Elizabeth 31 Harvey, Jack 11 Harvey, Roy 23 Hine, Oliver William 12 Holmes, Freda 21 Hutchinson, Peter 12 Innocent, John (Jack) & Annie 22 Jackson, Ian Lloyd 30 Kenny, Jim 4 Langton, Maxine 7 Layton, Reg 3 Lee, Albert Sidney 6 Lees, Horace & Mary 23 Leivers, Vernice & Charlie 8 Lomax, John Henry 13 Longdon, Alfred 13 Longdon, Jack 17 Maoduš, Mr & Mrs George 25 May, Walter 3 McDaid, Thomas Raymond 7 Meakin, Alice & Sam 14 Mellors, Frederick 8 Moss, Leonard 31 Mutch, William 20 Naylor, Frank 21 Naylor, Goodman 25 Newton, Betty 14 Owen, William Edward 2 Peacey, Stanley 27 Radulovic, Marko 20 Ragozins, Micky 26 Ratcliffe, Cyril 19 Reeve, Walter 17 Robinson, Colin 2 Rose, George & Lucy 23 Searson, Ivan 16 Sharpe, Reuben 5 Shaw & Turner families 26 Simpson, Stanley 22 Slater, Thomas Ernest 16 Smith, Ernest 7 Smith, Herbert 30 Spencer, Frank 18 Stevens, Brian 19 Sumner, James 2 Tansley, Muriel Elizabeth 26 Todd, Rodney 20 Turner, Bill 1 Turner, Herbert & Floss 1 Tustain, Clarence 3 Wetton, Ernest (Mac) 29 Williamson, Matthew 4 Wood, John William 24 Woods, Herbert 15 Wooley, William Henry 14 Wright, Bill (Dodger) 17 Wright, Percy 18 Wyrobek, Roman 8 Yates, William Thomas 24