This year’s 100th anniversary of the Royal British Legion (RBL) and Erewash’s mining heritage are the focus of floral displays now in place in Ilkeston and Long Eaton.

The carpet bed display at Victoria Park in Ilkeston is dedicated to the history of coal mining in the area and the many local people who worked in the industry – while the display outside Long Eaton Town Hall pays tribute to the centenary of the RBL, which was formed in 1921 to provide help and comradeship to the Armed Forces community following the First World War.

Councillor Garry Hickton, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, says:

“Our carpet bedding displays are as stunning as ever and will continue to bloom throughout the summer. We use these beds every year to celebrate landmark anniversaries and to pay tribute to the heritage of our borough. Our Pride in Erewash and parks teams have once again done us proud and I know residents will enjoy seeing this year’s designs.”

The carpet bedding displays are part of Erewash Borough Council’s award winning annual floral displays in the town centres and in the borough’s Green Flag parks – West Park in Long Eaton and Victoria Park in Ilkeston.