Boy pouring chest of soil into hole at site of memorial garden
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WWI 'sacred soil' reaches London home

A ceremony to mark the arrival of soil from 70 Belgian World War I battlefields has taken place at what will become a memorial garden for the conflict.

Sandbags containing the "sacred soil" were carried on a gun carriage through London from HMS Belfast on the Thames to Wellington Barracks.

The garden will be open for next year's centenary of the outbreak of WW1 in 1914.

  • 30 Nov
  • From the section UK
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