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Manchester terror attack memorial flowers

A lasting memorial to the Manchester terror attack victims has been created in Hyde Park in Tameside, Greater Manchester.

The permanent flower bed in the shape of a bee was designed to serve as a floral tribute. A plaque was also set to be installed to remember whose who tragically lost their lives.

Tameside Armed Services Community (TASC) had been working with schools, colleges, community groups, businesses and families affected by the attack to plant the sustainable flowers.

TASC applied for funding from the We Stand Together Fund and late last year / earlier this year, members spent a weekend with students planting the cuttings for the flowerbed. The final outcome includes more than 1,000 plants.

Twenty-two people died and many hundreds were injured after terrorist Salman Abedi detonated a suicide bomb at the Ariane Grande pop concert at Manchester Arena on May 22 last year. 

The worker bee is a symbol of Manchester that’s been used to unite people following the attack and raise funds.

PHOTO: Representatives from the schools and community groups behind the flower bed memorial

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