We will remember them

A garden at an empty North Prospect home will be the focal point for Remembrance commemorations tomorrow (Saturday 10 November).

The North Prospect History House museum has moved to new premises in Laurel Road and for its first event, will be holding a Poppy Festival for Armistice Day.

All are welcome to the thanksgiving service, which takes place at 2pm at 3 Laurel Road.

The highlight will be a 6ft aluminium ‘Tommy’ soldier, which will ‘guard’ the house’s Andersen Shelter.

The garden – which was cleared back by our rangers – also contains display boards which explain key events in the development of North Prospect over the years.

Tina Tuohy, who leads the North Prospect History Project, which runs the museum, said: “We’ve had the most fantastic support from PCH and in particular three of the North Prospect rangers – Mark Fuller, Tony Jenkins and Paul Pointer. They have been amazingly helpful and full of good humour as well.

“This is our first event in our new home and we will also be having a Christmas celebration as usual – the Crib figures travelled here with us.”

The museum was previously located in Cookworthy Road but had to move due to the regeneration.

As with the former home, the Laurel Road museum will recreate a 1940s and 1950s living room and kitchen and World War II garden with Andersen Shelter.

New this time is a child’s playhouse donated by a former Laurel Road resident. The volunteers will get local children to do up the house and create its own small garden.

Members of the public will be invited to exhibit their photos and art work and visit the house to talk about their personal experience of living in North Prospect.