How an Ashton club are commemorating VE Day

Waterloo and Taunton Conservative Club in Ashton have seeded a wild flower meadow to commemorate VE Day.

An area around 'the club' car park has been cleared, with natural deck chippings added and a whole variety of different meadow flowers sown including a variety of red, white and blue poppies, symbolising the colours of the Union Jack flag.

Of course, poppies are synonymous with growing on the battlefields.

The club, on Oldham Road, say it hopes the space will become home to bees and butterflies and provide a much-needed food source.

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The club chairman Leon Tamcken (left) and club secretary Lyndon Watkin (right) with the new wild flower area.

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