Sunday, 24 March 2019

Tidied-up land may be named after community stalwart

Tidied-up land may be named after community stalwart

A TRIANGLE of land in Watlington which has been given a makeover could be named in memory of a community stalwart, writes David White.

The green space in Cuxham Road may be named after Margaret Mogg, who died in September on her 104th birthday.

Lady Mogg was the widow of General Sir John Mogg and was well known for her involvement in many organisations in the town and collecting for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal every year.

Her family are said to support the idea and parish clerk Kristina Tynan will speak to her son, Nigel. The parish council’s operations commitee had also discussed having a memorial bench as well.

The land is owned by the council and last year was tidied up to make it more attractive and easier to maintain as it had become overgrown and strewn with litter.

The overhaul included felling two trees to give plants a chance to grow and so the stumps could be used as seats.

The area was also weeded and a dry “riverbed” of cobbles was laid and a curvy bench installed.

St Leonard’s Church in Watlington was packed for a service of thanksgiving for Lady Mogg in October.

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