GRASSROOTS: Commemorative garden will be focus of Matlock gathering

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The commemorative garden in Hall Leys Park, designed by Matlock in Bloom will be the focus of a gathering on December 21st between 11.30am, and 12.30pm.

Townsfolk are invited to come to the park, and write their own messages of remembrance to those soldiers who faced such an uncertain future 100 years ago A number of small crosses will be available for the public, and they can be placed amongst the plants to remind passers-by of the truce that took place when British, German, French, and Belgian troops.

In this truce, soldiers set their weapons to one side, and met in between the trenches.