Today was the first day of our memorial planting to mark the anniversary of the start of World War 1. The intention is to plant an Oak tree for every person from the Colne Valley who was killed during the conflict. The site is above Butterley dam, looking down on Marsden, and we intend to plant groups representing the villages of the Valley. So today we planted 147 Oaks, representing the casualties from Marsden, together with 150 nurse species of Alder, Rowan and Scots Pine. We were: Hap, Philip, Vashti, Dianne and Lizzie the dog, Jess, Duncan and Harvey the dog, Geoff, Dave, Ben, myself, Trevor, Peter W., and Stephen. Over the next few weeks we will return to the site, and plant groups representing the other villages.