Leaves to blossom in Henry’s memory

Tree planting re Henry Hoyles deceased
Tree planting re Henry Hoyles deceased

TWO trees have been planted in Garstang, dedicated to the memory of Britain in Bloom stalwart Mr Henry Hoyles.

Mr Hoyles, husband of Bloom leader Norah Hoyles MBE died in July after collapsing while working on this summer’s award-winning bloom efforts.

Two ceremonies were held on Sunday.

One was at Moss Lane, Garstang, organised by Garstang Chamber of Trade and traders in Bridge Street, who had raised £120 for a tree for Henry’s memory.

The other tree was planted at the Pat Seed Memorial Gardens, where Henry became ill shortly before his death. The tree planting there was organised and paid for by the Britain in Bloom team.

A cheque for £1,150, raised at Henry’s funeral, has been sent by his widow and family to the North West Air Ambulance.

Mrs Hoyles said family and friends were grateful to all who had contributed to the tree donations and the collection for the air ambulance fund.