Local film production studio, Puzzleglass Films, have produced a short film entitled 100 Years On about Sheffield’s memorial trees.
“100 years ago the First World War came to and end, a conflict that claimed the lives of millions of people around the world. The first day of the Somme saw about 600 men from Sheffield alone lose their lives.
Around the city, memorial trees were planted, largely by the mothers and families of the lost men. Plans by Sheffield City Council to fell a large amount of trees around the city, including many of these memorial trees.
We think it is an affront to the memory of the men who laid down their lives to cut down these trees, so we have put this film together. Both to mark the centenary of the terrible conflict and to remind people of the historical and emotional importance of the trees that stand 100 years on.” – Puzzleglass Films