Along with the rest of the world, the area has seen the loss of many loved ones to the Covid 19 virus. The community has also shown its support for the NHS & other key workers who helped to keep things running during lockdown periods throughout the pandemic. As a lasting memorial, the Council has arranged for commemorative trees to be planted at Flimby Green & Maryport Memorial Gardens, each of which is augmented by a circular seat where people can sit & reflect, & signage in support of the features. To reflect the respect that the community holds for its key workers, Rainbow Benches have been installed at Maryport Memorial Gardens Annex & Flimby Cemetery extension. The displays are augmented by commemorative litter bins.
In addition, the Council has arranged for Women in War figures in the Memorial Gardens & Flimby Cemetery, in support of the Royal British Legion’s commemoration of the role women have played in the community during wartime. These add to the Tommy figures which had been previously located at those sites.
In Flimby, the Town Council has installed a ‘Miners’ Hutch’ bench reflecting the village’s connections with the mining industry. The bench is supported by flower planters & a commemorative litter bin.
Mayor of Maryport, Councillor Peter Kendall, is pictured with some of the memorials.