Coton in the Elms Parish Council recently worked with Art Stone to create a lasting World War 1 Memorial.

Six rowan trees now have individual plaques remembering the fallen soldiers from the Parish in WW1. A book is also located in St Mary’s Church, (Covid restrictions permitting) gives details of soldiers lost in WW1, WW2 and the conflict in Iraq.
Cllr Martin Kinson said: “We are very grateful for the kind donation of the six engraved slates by Alex of Artstone Memorials ( and to Mick Leech of Mickmec Engineering who made and donated the slate mounts.
“Many thanks also to the generous parishioner who provided the two soldier silhouettes. Last but not least thanks to Bryan Wolfe who continues to maintain that part of the village green which makes our village extra special.”
The Parish Council is very grateful to Martin for all the work and time he has personally given to this project.