Firth’s legacy to blossom as part of park’s tribute

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An established Bailiff Bridge group will have a lasting legacy in the village as members handed over £1,000 to the memorial park group.

The Firth’s Retired Employees Association, which is to disband, made the generous donation of their remaining funds to the Friends of Bailiff Bridge Park and Residents group .

Malcolm Silkstone, founder of the park group, said: “We would like to say a big thank you to the association. Firth’s was a prominent part of the village and the members are a testament to the service they gave over the years.”

The money, as well as the legacy of the group, will be kept as the Friends begin work on a new feature at Bailiff Bridge Memorial Park, on Victoria Road, to commemorate the centenary anniversary of the First World War.

The group hopes to turn a section of the park into a small poppy garden and cobbled area featuring part of tram tracks that were a feature of the village, as well as other element’s of the village’s past.