A carpet of colour in tribute to Luke

Teachers and pupils from Howard primary school along with members of Bury In Bloom plant bulbs at Luke Southgates memorial who died in the recent Afganistan conflict.
Teachers and pupils from Howard primary school along with members of Bury In Bloom plant bulbs at Luke Southgates memorial who died in the recent Afganistan conflict.
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CHILDREN from Howard Primary School have planted crocus and daffodil bulbs around the tree planted in memory of Luke Southgate who died while serving in Afghanistan.

A special garden has been created in St Olave’s precinct and a tree planted in memory of the 20-year-old senior aircraftsman who was killed in an explosion near Kandahar Airfield while serving with 2 Squadron RAF Regiment based at Honington.

The 400 bulbs were donated by Bury in Bloom and the event was attended by local councillors, and members of the Howard Estate Residents’ Association as well as Bury In Bloom committeee members and supporters.

Campaign manager Julia Rackowe said: “It was lovely to see all ages turn out to enhance this special garden. Next spring will see it ablaze with blooms as a reminder of the ultimate sacrifiec young Luke Southgate made in Afghanistan.”

The bulbs were planted on Armistice Day.