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Tank Girls

Posted by Jean Vernon on 23 Jul 2008 at 10:49 AM

Gardens serve many purposes. At flower shows they usually have a message or a theme for visitors to take away with them. Others are simply a showcase for skills, plants and garden design. Part of Tatton Park Flower Show this year is The RHS/Ball Colegrave National Flower Bed Competition.


Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council created a floral Tank to commemorate Sergeant Fred Kite, a resident of their borough, who was awarded two military medals while serving in the Royal Tank Regiment in North Africa.

The flowerbed is designed to promote Newcastle and commemorate Fred Kite. The stars of the stand were two Technical Assistants in Street Scene Developments (cracking title that!) who were dressed in WWII Women's Auxiliary Armed Core uniforms. Alison Wainwright and Beverley Sutton were instrumental in the design and creation of the display. "We are really pleased with the colour and the quality of the plants," said Beverley.


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