RORY PRESENTS COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE TO NELSON THOMLINSON TREE-PLANTERS
Rory with (l-r) Josh Myers, Adam Johnstone, Ellie Johnstone, David Shingler and Taylor Hardon
Rory on Saturday presented children from Year 7 at Wigton’s Nelson Thomlinson School with a plaque produced by the Member of Parliament to commemorate their planting of Norwegian maple trees on the new public cyclepath and footway on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of Wigton’s Market Charter in 2012, attended last year by HRH The Prince of Wales.
Rory presented the children with gifts of box trees to grow in their own gardens, and thanked them for their assistance in helping to create a lasting feature to symbolise the historic event in Wigton’s history.
Rory said: “It’s wonderful to see our trees have survived a year of very tough weather conditions, and I was delighted also to see the children again, who are now in Nelson Thomlinson School in Year 7. Wigton’s special anniversary will be remembered in this unique way, as a testament to the real community spirit that thrives in the town. I was extremely impressed by the children’s interest in trees and tree-planting, and their enthusiasm for the project.”