Poignant floral tribute to mark centenary of WW1

27 June 2014

Orbitas staff in front of the floral plaque

Throughout the following four years, people across Cheshire East will gather together and remember the exceptional sacrifices made by servicemen and women during the brutal conflicts of the Great War.

Staff at Macclesfield Cemetery have been working hard playing their part to try to ensure that the terrible sacrifice made by the brave men and women of the British forces in WW1 are properly commemorated. They have built a very poignant tribute constructed from carpet bedding. The intent is to maintain the commemoration over the next four years, and hopefully it will become a permanent feature of the Cemetery.

Councillor Lesley Smetham, Deputy Chairman of Orbitas, Bereavement Services, who now manage Macclesfield cemetery on behalf of the Council said:

“The centenary of World War 1 is a major event for all of us, it is extremely important that we take time to remember those soldiers and their families and to commemorate the anniversary of the conflict in an appropriate and thoughtful way.   I believe that this floral tribute, which has been constructed by the staff at Macclesfield cemetery, will serve as a reminder of the thousands who fought in the First World War”

Anthony Gosling, Orbitas Team Leader said:

“This has been a team effort, and is the first time that we have carried out such a project in the cemetery.  I hope the public think we have done a good job and that the tribute is fitting.”

Orbitas, is working closely with the local community, to remember the exceptional sacrifice made by the brave men and women who served in this War and others, and have arranged a number of commemoration events.