17 April 2018

Avenue of beech trees commemorates fallen of World War One

An avenue of 30 Fagus Sylvatica Dawyck beech trees has been planted in Hove Cemetery to commemorate the centenary of World War One. Each tree represents around 100 men from the city who gave their lives.

The Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, Mr Peter Field, planted the final tree to complete the avenue in a ceremony also attended by the High Sheriff of East Sussex, Mrs Maureen Chowen, the Mayor of Brighton & Hove Councillor Mo Marsh, and veterans from the Brighton & Hove branch of  the Royal British Legion.

The avenue is in the south side of Hove Cemetery.