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Holly's Moving Words are Set in Stone

YOUNG poet Holly Tatton will see her words literally set in stone next week after winning a special remembrance-themed competition run by the Borough Council.

Pupils at The King’s Church of England School in Kidsgrove judged her moving, six-line verse.

Now, 13-year-old Holly’s poem has been engraved on a stone plaque, to be permanently installed by the pavilion in nearby Clough Hall Park.

Holly – along with her parents – has been invited to officially unveil the plaque during a small ceremony at the park Wednesday, 25th January 2017. Also in attendance will be poetry competition judge, Butt Lane Councillor Sylvia Dymond and local stonemason Wilf Burt, the competition’s sponsor.

The plaque unveiling ceremony will take place between 2.05pm and 2.15pm, followed by tea and cakes for guests in the park pavilion.

Holly’s winning poem:

Poppies placed perfectly on the soldier’s chest

The war survivors looking their best

Standing in line, hearts filled with sorrow

Thanking those for the lives they borrowed

On the eleventh of November,

We will remember…