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A REMEMBRANCE garden has been created at a Cotford St Luke pub to honour Royal Marines from 40 Commando.

The garden, funded by the The Chapel pub, has undergone a complete makeover with flower borders, a full re-turf and a new path leading to the pub entrance.

Owner Sam Groody said: “I'm really pleased with the way the garden has turned out and the support from the marines who came down to help.

“The garden will provide a lovely place for people to sit, especially as the weather's starting to get warmer.

“I'm delighted with the work done by Jordan Mein's Gardening Services and look forward to the opening event to be hosted in the coming weeks.”

The outdoor seating will include a remembrance bench complete with plaque which was funded by locals and Marines in a fundraiser held at the pub in November.

Dozens of Marines will parade through Taunton on Thursday, May 16, when they return from their latest tour of duty in Afghanistan.