Tamworth Lions Clubs unite to replant grove in Bicentennial Parl

NOT FORGOTTEN: South Tamworth Lions Kevin Crandell and Russell Webb with the plaque recognising the significance of the grove. Photo: Gareth Gardner 120117GGA03

NOT FORGOTTEN: South Tamworth Lions Kevin Crandell and Russell Webb with the plaque recognising the significance of the grove. Photo: Gareth Gardner 120117GGA03

THE four Lions clubs of Tamworth have put the finishing touches on a new grove of trees honouring fallen Lions from across Australia.

The grove replaces one that was knocked down to make way for the new playground at Bicentennial Park.

The original 22 trees were planted in 1991, with each tree representing the members who passed away from the 22 Lions districts in Australia.

When the new playground was built, the architects were unaware of the significance of the trees and slated them to be removed.

However following a meeting between the four Lions Clubs and Tamworth Region Council, it was agreed to plant another grove with the original plaque marking its significance.

The new grove was planted next to Hopscotch Cafe, opposite the play equipment.

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