in the Gardens.
THE EDITOR. •
was very much surprised to see the state of the cobble pavement on the bridge at
the Water Garden, South Promenade. Dandelion and other weeds are growing between
the stones, which are being lifted out of place, and will soon destroy a most
expensive and interesting piece of work—all for the want of a little attention
now and then. Perhaps this will be the means of drawing the attention of the
Council to the matter.-- Yours, etc.,
are plentiful in the Promenade Gardens and the Ashton Gardens, owing to the
shortage of labour. An invitation by the Council to give a hand at weeding,
some evening, would no doubt be responded to readily.—Ed.
distinguished visitor in St. Annes this week is Lieut. Charles Piette, of the
1st Batt. Engineers of the 3rd Division Belgian Army. Lieut Piette, who is only
25 years old, has the distinction of holding the Croix de Guerre, and the Croix
de Chevalier de le Order of Leopold II., the latter being the Belgian equivalent
to the British Victoria Cross.
former award was presented to Lieut Piette in March, 1916, and the latter in
May, 1915, and were for bravery displayed in rescuing a wounded officer under
fire. Volunteers were called for and Lieut. Piette and a friend ventured out,
the friend being killed, Lieut. Piette accomplishing the feat and securing a
well earned reward in the two medals. He is unable to speak English He is
staying with friends and relatives at 70, St. Andrew's Road South.
addition to the list of St.Annes young men who have fallen fighting for King and
Country has to be recorded, and we regret to announce the death in action, of
Pte. Allan Redfern, of the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles, step-son of Mr. James
Harwood, 29, St. Alban’s Road.
Redfern, who was 28 years of age, was, prior to emigrating to Canada, four years
ago, employed by Mr. Joseph Whiteside, farmer. Enlisting in the Canadian Mounted
Rifles, in August, 1915, he came to England about two months ago, and after
being stationed at Shorncliffe, left for France.
Harwood is the recipient of a message of sympathy from the King.