Leading housebuilder, Lovell Homes, is proud to announce the implementation of a unique and meaningful feature at their recently completed Ingleby View development. The company has dedicated a serene and heartfelt Fallen Garden in memory of the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the First World War. The garden is situated on the site where the marketing suite was originally positioned, serving as a respectful tribute to the fallen heroes.
The Ingleby View development stands as a testament to Lovell Homes' commitment to creating communities that honour heritage, sacrifice and remembrance. All the street names within the development have been carefully chosen to honour the fallen soldiers of Saxilby, permanently memorialising their names within the community, including Brackenbury Road, named after John Brackenbury, who was awarded the Military Cross in WWI. The idea of commemorating the fallen soldiers in the garden came from an engagement with Saxilby and Ingleby Parish Council who initially suggested the street names reflect parishioner’s who didn’t return home from WWI.
At the heart of the Fallen Garden stands a rowan tree, featuring vibrant red berries which symbolises courage, wisdom and protection. The native rowan tree, also known as the 'Tree of Life,' encapsulates the spirit of resilience and vitality. The tree's blossom in spring and berries in autumn serves as a poignant reminder of the cycles of life and the passage of time.
Curved around the rowan tree, is a meticulously crafted bench that will provide visitors with a place of contemplation and reflection. The bench will feature an arched design, depicting soldiers and poppies, paying tribute to the individuals who fought for freedom and honour. A plaque will accompany the bench, bearing the message: "This garden and a number of the roads in the Ingleby View development are in memory of the men of the parish who gave their lives during the Great War (1914-1918). The development was started in 2018, 100 years after the conflict ended. They died for freedom and honour."
Colette Ben Tarcha, Regional Sales Director at Lovell Homes, has said: "We are deeply honoured to create the Fallen Garden as a tribute to the brave soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Great War. The Ingleby View development stands as a testament to our commitment to preserving history and creating meaningful spaces that inspire remembrance and reflection.”
Chair of Saxilby and Ingleby Parish Councillor, Elizabeth Hillman, shared their thoughts, saying, "The Fallen Garden is a beautiful and poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by the soldiers of our community. It serves as a place of solace and reflection, allowing us to honour their memory and pay our respects.”
Lovell recognise the significance of preserving history and honouring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The fallen soldiers commemorated by the street names within the Ingleby View development will forever be remembered and respected by the residents of Saxilby and beyond.
This development is now complete, for more information on Lovell Homes and the developments in your area, please visit: https://www.lovell.co.uk/