The sun shone brightly on Pinner High Street this morning where a large crowd gathered at the War Memorial to attend the Remembrance Sunday Service, observe the two minute silence and see wreaths laid by representatives from local government, the armed services, the local police and fire service, local community organisations and the local scouts and guides and schools.
The Pinner Association assisted the United Services Club in the organisation of this annual act of remembrance, and we wish to particularly thank Caroline Ennis, our volunteer who so kindly undertook much of the administration for the event.
Volunteers from the Pinner Association have, with the consent of Harrow Council, renovated a disused “flower bed” in the Bridge Street Gardens in central Pinner. The bed was dug over and weeded and the soil was found to be in pleasingly good condition. A selection of evergreen flowering shrubs and plants and spring flowering bulbs have been now been planted, which we hope will grow into a compact display which will enhance this small but important open space for many years to come. Our volunteers will continue to maintain this bed, as we do for the Pinner Station flower beds.
The plant list for the new bed is:
- Choisya ternata
- Choisya ternata “Sundance”
- Choisya x dewitteana “Aztec Gold”
- Choisya x dewitteana “White Dazzler”
- Yucca gloriosa variegata
- Chamaecyparis pisifera filifera nana
- Ophiophogon planiscapus “Nigrescens”
- Narcissus “Jetfire”
- Narcissus “Minnow”
All the costs of the planting were paid by Pinner Association funds, which come from our members’ annual subscriptions. Details of how you can become a member and help us to continue to enhance life in Pinner may be found on the Membership pages of this website.
Yesterday, a wreath was laid at the Dove of Peace in the Peace Gardens Pinner Memorial Park .
The Mayor of Harrow, The Worshipful The Mayor, Councillor Nitin Parekh, laid the wreath and was accompanied by members of the British Legion and representatives from the Army and RAF.