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Field will be preserved as tribute to fallen heroes.

Byline: KEANE DUNCAN keane.duncan@trinitymirror.com @KeaneDunk

A FIELD in Yarm has been given protected status - to remember the sacrifices of those who gave their lives during the First World War and to provide a green space for future generations.

Snaith's Field, on Bentley Wynd, in the heart of Yarm, was chosen as part of a project by national charity Fields in Trust, in partnership with The Royal British Legion.

The initiative aims to protect war memorial playing fields, parks and green spaces in memory of those who lost their lives during the conflict.

It gives land owners the opportunity to dedicate space to remember the sacrifices of those who gave their lives, but also to ensure that future generations have valuable green space to enjoy as a living legacy.

Councillor Peter Monck, of Yarm Town Council, said: "We are delighted to have this opportunity from Fields in Trust and The Royal British Legion to mark the centenary of the First World War in this unique way.

"Protecting Snaith's Field, means there is always somewhere to remember the sacrifices of the First World War, but also to enjoy the fresh air and the surroundings".

Fields in Trust chief executive Helen Griffiths said: "This programme is a fitting way for us to mark the sacrifices made by so many in the First World War while looking to the future through a living remembrance."

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Organiser Peter Monck with Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Dr Sophie Forgan who unveiled the plaque

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:May 9, 2017
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