First World War memorial trees stolen from golf club
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Trees planted to commemorate golf club members who died in the First World War have been stolen from a golf club.
20 Leylandii trees were dug up Verulam Golf Club in St Albans overnight last Friday and the remaining trees were left damaged or partly removed.
They were planted in 2014 by the then-Mayor of St Albans, Cllr Geoff Harrison, to honour members and staff of the golf club who had died in the First World War.
Robin Farrer, general manager of Verulam Golf Club, said: “The theft of the trees from the Verulam Golf Club memorial garden is a desecration of our personal memorial to commemorate members and staff who made the ultimate sacrifice during WWI.
“We will make every effort to restore this tribute to our fallen colleagues and friends, they will not be forgotten.”
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