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Ashbourne firefighters lend a helping hand to poppy seedlings

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: June 26, 2014

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FIREFIGHTERS from Ashbourne have been playing their part to ensure the cemetery poppies survive the recent dry spell. Station commander Paul Holmes said: “When ex-firefighter Stuart Lees told us the poppy seedlings were suffering because of the hot weather we realised it could be a useful training exercise for us, and a good opportunity to show our support to community projects.” Firefighters Mark Allen and Becky Slater are shown watering the poppies.

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