The Woodlands Trust have over 4,000 free tree packs to give away to schools, community and youth groups in autumn. Applications for autumn packs are due to remain open until 4 September 2014.

This August marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. The Woodlands Trust would like you to take part in a once-in-a-generation tribute to all those who gave their lives by creating a growing legacy that will stand tall for centuries to come. Over the next four years they're offering three million free trees to help communities, schools and youth groups remember their local heroes. Register now to receive your free trees and create special, living memorials.

To apply for a free tree pack you must be able to meet the following criteria:

  • Your group is not-for-profit;
  • The trees will be planted on a publicly accessible site;
  • You have permission to plant from the legal landowner;
  • Your community has been consulted and is supportive of the project;
  • There will be plenty of community involvement;
  • Packs are appropriate for the area;
  • The intended planting site isn't too close to buildings, power lines, roads or other services;
  • You have identified the grid reference for the planting site.

For more information please click on the following link:


The National Church of England

The British legion

Heritage Lottery Fund

B&Q (For poppy seed supplies)

For Liturgy resources

To help research you war memorial

For film clips

To help research names on your war memorial  N.B This site requires a subscription to be paid

For Army Chaplains

The network of Christian Peace Organisations

Churches Together

For national service information

The Diocese of Derby

For SatNav directions, please use DE1 3DR. However, please note that the car park behind Derby Church House (Derby Cathedral Car Park) is contract only Monday-Friday and so unavailable to visitors. Paid parking is available at Chapel Street Multistorey Car Park (DE1 3GU), Park Safe (Bold Lane) DE1 3NT and the Assembly Rooms Car Park (DE1 3AF). Derby Cathedral Car Park is available as paid parking on Saturdays and Sundays.

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