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Dozens of volunteers replanted a much-loved daffodil Field of Hope in Formby

On Wednesday Sept 15 at 10.30am, around 25 Formby residents joined Cllr Nina Killen and representatives from David Wilson Homes, including Director Andrew Taylor, in planting 1,000 daffodil bulbs at the site on Liverpool Road near the "Little Altcar" sign.

The daffodil garden had been originally planted by families who had lost loved ones to cancer. Around three years ago works in the area meant the bulbs were dug up.

Local resident Alan Roberts, one of the founding planters of the Field of Hope, began a campaign to have the garden replanted.

In March this year he asked Cllr Nina Killen if she could assist and after she made contact with David Wilson Homes, the developer agreed to replant.

Cllr Killen said: "Thank you to all the volunteers who joined us to replant, including Alan and his wife Ann. It was a fabulous turnout in great weather. All the bulbs and some manpower were supplied by David Wilson Homes, the developer of the nearby site. Thanks to them for agreeing immediately as soon as I contacted them to replant the garden. It was a long campaign led by Alan.

"The daffodil garden is extremely important to many people and they were understandably upset when it was dug up. I am sure everyone like me is looking forward to seeing the daffodils bloom next spring." PICS: Cllr Nina Killen planting daffodils at the site; some of the volunteers planting.

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