Normandy Peace Garden

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Castle Park



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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Stone of remembrance
  • Flora and Fauna Tree(s)
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Rock/Rough Stone Rock/Rough Stone
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Memorial Stone; five Silver Birch trees, one to mark each of the Normandy Beaches. Normandy Veterans still hold 2 minutes silence and leave a wreath every Armistice Day. Likely installed/planted around 1993-95 as part of a park remodel. Plaques at least partially funded by the Courage Brewery, as evident from the branding on the beach plaques. The brewery used to operate across the river from Castle Park
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THE NORMANY GARDEN OF PEACEThese Stones from Normandy are dedicated to all those who served in the Normandy Campaign. Erected by 'The Sword Fund' UNVEILED BY THE LADY PAMELA HICKS 5.11.95 PATRON BRISTOL AND DISTRICT BRANCH THE NORMANDY VETERANS ASSOCIATION

Pamela Hicks, Normandy Veterans Association The individual plaques marking the five birch trees were 'Juno', 'Sword', 'Gold', 'Utah' and 'Omaha'. The latter three have all been removed leaving just the stands.

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