Former army catering officer talks of remembrance

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A former army catering officer told Kintyre church guild members about her favourite charity.

Clachan’s Liz Ball joined Kilcalmonell Guild members and friends from Killean and Kilchenzie Guild, to tell them about the National Memorial Arboretum at Tamworth, which she has visited a number of times.

Mrs Ball gave an interesting presentation about the national site of remembrance, which has individual gardens commemorating different events and groups, beautifully laid out with very original and appropriate sculptures.

As well as parts of the armed forces, the various rescue services and other groups that have served their country have memorial gardens.

Mrs Balls told members that perhaps the most poignant areas were the one set aside to remember soldiers who were shot for desertion in the war and the garden for still-born babies.

With more than 300 memorials, a visit to Arboretum must be a very moving experience.