The final touches are being made to Cranleigh’s Centenary Garden in Snoxhall Fields over the next couple of months, with the installation of the poppy sculpture.

We are planning on an opening ceremony at 11.00 am on Saturday 10th November. There’s too much going on the next day to fit it in on the Sunday. Please aim to arrive from 10:30am.

It will probably last 30 minutes and Robert Napier the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Surrey has kindly agreed to do the honours.

It has been very gratifying over the months bringing this lovely garden to life seeing the pleasure it is bringing to the residents of this village. I don’t think I’m exaggerating to say this community endeavour is helping to bring people together.

If you can make it we’d love to see you there.

On Sunday 11th after the lighting of the beacon by the parish council offices, plans are to have the garden floodlit for the evening and by then the scouts and guides and other younger members of the communities will have made 415 paper plate poppies – each with a name of one of our fallen – all hanging in the garden.

Dates for diary and useful links:

Opening ceremony of Centenary Garden: 11am Saturday 10th November (arrive from 10:30 -11)

How to find the Centenary Garden: The site backs onto Hitherwood, opposite the children’s play park on Snoxhall Fields. It can be accessed from the Co-op/Leisure Centre car park and by the footpaths from Hitherwood and from beside the Cottage hospital. View a map here.

Click here to read more about the Centenary Garden.



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