Date: Thursday 02 April 2015
We provided a plaque for the WW1 Trees Project in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, which was set up by local residents Geoffrey Bamford and Lynn Lloyd to commemorate the fallen of the First World War.
Geoff explains: “We decided to plant 10 mature trees and 30 sapling trees in different sites around the village to remember the 36 people from Chinnor & Henton who died during the war.
“The majority of the saplings were planted in the grounds of the two local primary schools, and two of the 10 mature trees were also planted at Taylor Wimpey’s Old Kiln Lakes development.”
The plaque we provided – which has pride of place at the Chinnor War Memorial on the High Street – features a map to show the exact locations of the trees.
Geoff says: “The response from people in the village has been quite phenomenal. Everyone who walks down the high street will see the plaque so we are extremely grateful to Taylor Wimpey for the donation.
“The project has proved to be extremely popular and we would like to say thank you to Taylor Wimpey for their generosity and for allowing us to plant two trees at Old Kiln Lakes.”
Nikki Gibson, Associate Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Oxfordshire, says: “We are committed to supporting the communities in which we build our new homes – so when we heard about the WW1 Trees Project in Chinnor we knew we had to help.
“We are honoured to have been involved in such a special project and we hope that the local community will benefit from the plaque for years to come as the trees mature and grow.”