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Weʼre raising £1,000 to help fund a commemorative tree planting, bench installation and Village lunch to mark the Centenary of the end of WWI on 11th November 2018

Chitterne, Warminster, UK

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Every One Remembered – Chitterne 100

For over 100 years a stunning horse chestnut tree has grown proudly at the heart of our Salisbury Plain Village. Originally planted in celebration of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897, the tree stands on The Green in front of the Village Hall (previously the School). The villagers who departed for WW1 would have known The Green and this tree well.

Sadly in 2014 a large branch fell from its ageing structure and by 2015, in an attempt to save it, the tree was pollarded. Throughout 2016 and 2017, little new growth appeared.

To mark the WW1 Armistice Centenary on 11th November 2018, the Chitterne 100 Tree Project will host a Village Lunch, culminating in the planting of a replacement tree, to bring new life to The Green, and the installation of a circular bench around it, to allow present day and future villagers and passers-by the opportunity to sit for a moment and reflect on that lost generation that enabled the surviving generations to thrive then, now and for the next 100 years.

Lest We Forget

Chitterne - A Wiltshire Village on the Plain

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  • Chitterne 1001 month ago
    Chitterne 100

    Chitterne 100

    1 month ago

    On behalf of the Chitterne 100 Project Team, we are extremely grateful and humbled by the sheer generosity of all our Supporters. Within just 17 days of this 100-day Crowdfunding initiative you have exceeded the target! ... THANK-YOU ALL! ... WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

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  • Chitterne 1001 month ago
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    Chitterne 100

    1 month ago

    A huge thank you to the Polden family...your support for the Chitterne 100 Tree Project reminded me of this photograph that hangs in my hall across the road from where it was taken over 100 years ago.. It shows the team of farriers and soldiers shoeing WW1 mules on Polden's Yard at Flint House...

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  • Chitterne 1002 months ago
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    Chitterne 100

    2 months ago

    50% of our target reached so far...a HUGE THANK YOU to all our Supporters. In the spirit of the John Maxwell Edmonds' epitaph: For our tomorrow, they gave their today Lest We Forget

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Page last updated on: 8/2/2018 5:49 PM

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31

  • R & J Phayre

    R & J Phayre

    Aug 2, 2018

    Huge thanks to the Parkers, and hope this helps towards a thoroughly worthwhile idea.

    £45.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 25, 2018

    Brilliant idea

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 23, 2018

    £40.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 21, 2018

    An excellent way to commemorate those who gave their lives for us

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 17, 2018

    Brilliant idea, and important too!

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 17, 2018

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 17, 2018

    What a wonderful gesture. Are you putting a plaque somewhere, so that in another 100 year’s, people will know what it was all for?

    £50.00

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