Artists paint Sheffield war memorial trees threatened with felling for Armistice Day event

Artists and residents have gathered to mark Armistice Day by drawing and painting war memorial trees on a Sheffield street.

More than 100 people signed up to the art session which saw them given one of the 53 memorial trees on Western Road, in Crookes as the subject of their work.

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Sheffield tree felling campaigners hold Armistice protest

Campaigners against the controversial felling of trees on a Sheffield street which are listed as a war memorial have come together on Armistice Day.

More than 100 people gathered in Western Road, Crookes, for what they called a day of art and remembrance.

Artists are drawing or painting each tree on the road as part of the campaign.

The trees were planted on 4 April 1919 to mark the part former pupils of a local school played in World War One.

They are recognised by the War Memorials Trust and Imperial War Museum as a Living War Memorial, but 23 have been earmarked for replacement.

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