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Peace Field Plaque unveiled at Withy Grove Park

On Thursday, a plaque promoting peace in football was unveiled by the Leader of South Ribble Borough Council at Withy Grove Park.

Peace Field Plaque

The plaque has been part-funded by South Ribble Borough Council and the Armed Forces Covenant celebrating peace through the 1914 Christmas Truce.

The plaque has been offered by the National Children's Football Alliance and the Peace Village to twin a designated area of play with Flanders Peace Fields, site of the Christmas Truce. Today the truce is remembered as a symbolic moment of peace and humanity. An action taken by soldiers caught up in the conflict that was The First World War.

Leader of South Ribble Borough Council, Councillor Paul Foster, said: "We are delighted to have unveiled such a monumental and historic symbol that represents peace in our community and beyond.

"The plaque is the perfect addition to Withy Grove Park to promote teamwork and peace.

"I hope those that use the pitches will take this symbol and play with the idea of peace in mind".

The plaque is displayed at the front of Bamber Bridge Sports Hub.

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