Video thumbnail, Heritage Memorial Garden opening in Ravensknowle Park
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A memorial garden commemorating the lives of lost servicemen and women has been opened in Moldgreen.

The Heritage Memorial Garden was created to honour those who have died in service, both in conflict and humanitarian situations, since the end of World War II.

Situated behind the Tolson Museum in Ravensknowle Park , it is designed to create a place of tranquillity and contemplation.

The garden has grassed areas and flower beds encircled by accessible pathways and traditional-style stone walls.

Its centre point is a sculpture of a pair of hands holding the world.


Other features include poppy-shaped stone seats and a timeline of major conflicts since 1945 set into the pathway.

The memorial garden was opened by the President of Huddersfield Veterans Association, Ian Fillan.

Invited guests included the Mayor of Kirklees, Clr Ken Smith, members of the park’s Friends group and armed forces representatives.

Hade Edge Band also made use of a performance area which has been incorporated into the garden.

The project was made possible by a £97,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant and a further £5,000 raised through local contributions.