Cameron steps in to help with peace project

Cameron steps in to help with peace project

29/04/2019

Chasetown-based Cameron Homes has created a plinth for a special bronze plaque which is the centrepiece of a new Lichfield woodland.

The Peace Woodland in Beacon Park is a partnership between Lichfield Cathedral and Lichfield Historic Parks and has been created as a monument to peace - marking 100 years since the end of World War One.

“At the heart of the Woodland is a bronze plaque featuring the names of hundreds of people inscribed in the name of peace,” explained Matthew Carr of Cameron Homes, which has developments in Norton Canes and Polesworth.

“We offered to help with the project by creating the plinth and we are pleased to say that the plaque now looks striking in its rural setting,” he added.

The peace woodland is a permanent living artwork created by Lichfield Cathedral’s artist-in-residence Peter Walker who commented: "Cameron Homes have been a fantastic supporter of charities and causes in the area for years and have backed many art projects.

“I am delighted that they have created such a stunning plinth to accommodate the plaque dedicated to those who have their names inscribed upon it.

“The company’s craftsmanship and commitment to the project has been fantastic and I know that the work which the team from Cameron Homes have put into the Peace Woodland will be enjoyed and admired for many years as the trees around the plinth grow and prosper."

Almost 2,000 trees, which would otherwise have been felled as part of routine parks maintenance, were saved as a result of the woodland’s creation.