Four generations remember the Great War

MEMORIAL: Ella McCadden, Jane Allely, Jessie McCadden and Sally Allely

MEMORIAL: Ella McCadden, Jane Allely, Jessie McCadden and Sally Allely

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TO mark World Environment Day four generations of women helped plant trees along Port Road East to create a living memorial to the 700 men and women from Barry who perished in the First World War.

Sally Allely, 69, Jane Allely, 48, Jessie McCadden, 28, and four-year-old Ella McCadden planted trees along the Barry gateway, organised by the White Farm Conservation Group and supported by the Woodland Trust and Keep Wales Tidy.

The Chairman of the conservation group, Councillor Rob Curtis said: "I would like to thank all the volunteers and local people for the help and support they have given to this living memorial to our First World War fallen.

"The opportunity to plant saplings has now passed but we have managed to plant around 550 trees and are hoping to plant the rest in the autumn.

"So please keep a watch in the local press for our next planting sessions in September and October.

"It was really wonderful to have the support of these four caring Barry women. I am sure Ella will grow up proud of her trees."

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