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Albert French Commemoration

Milton Keynes Rose

Saturday 15 June

This short service at the Milton Keynes Rose commemorates the ultimate sacrifice of young people in war. Wolverton born Albert French was only 16 years old when he was killed in action in the First World War. Subsequently, much research has been done on his short life with the help of letters he wrote to his sister describing his experiences on the front.

This annual service will include readings, speeches and reflections and all are welcome.

Park in the centre:mk car parks and follow the Redway into Campbell Park.

Event Location: Milton Keynes Rose
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The Milton Keynes Rose has a flat granite surface with a metal rill around the outside and step-free access is from the Redway bridge linking Central Milton Keynes to Campbell Park. Accessible parking is available outside MK Gallery and centre:mk multi-storey and follow the path with a gentle sloop towards the footbridge. Route to the Rose is approximately 400 meters from centre:mk on hard paths.

There are no toilet facilities at the Milton Keynes Rose, the nearest facilities can be found at MK Gallery where there is a changing places toilet and centre:mk for further public toilets.

The Milton Keynes Rose was designed by internationally renowned artist Gordon Young and is a vast and impressive open-air circle with markings based on the mathematical beauty of a flower. 106 granite pillars of varying heights emerge from the surface, many of which are inscribed with dates of events that have local, national or international significance.

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