Plaque Unveiled to The Boys in Lake District

 

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2017 - Plaque Unveiled to The Boys at the Lakes School, Troutbeck Bridge near Windemere - 27 January 2017

On UK Holocaust Memorial Day this year, the Lake District Holocaust Project are unveiling a plaque that dedicates a tree which was planted by Ben Helfgott on the 70 year anniversary of the arrival of The Boys in the Lake District. The tree was originally grown by LDHP Director, Trevor Avery, from an acorn brought back from Oswiecim (Auschwitz). An incredibly moving reunion was held in August 2015 when Ben Helfgott planted the tree. It was 70 years to the date of of his arrival at Calgarth Estate, (now the site of Lakes School) with all the others who came to Windermere in 1945.

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The LDHP team have waited until now to install the plaque as they had to ensure that the little tree had survived all the elements thrown at it since it was planted.......deer, rabbits, and the Storm Desmond flood in late 2015. It is quite poetic that the tree defied all those setbacks, given the person who planted it, and the people it represents – it may not be too surprising having met so many of you.
Trevor and Rose and the LDHP team have invited all The Boys and their families to attend the unveiling. It is small event at the Lakes School near Windermere starting at 11am and probably finishing about 12.15pm on the 27 January 2017 . Those wishing to attend should contact info@ldhp.org.uk or www.ldhp.org.uk. The LDHP team have said that they understand how long a journey it is for many and that many of The Boys and their families may already have other events to attend. However, any of The Boys and their families will be welcomed with open arms.