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Display of crocuses in Broom Lane

Whickham Library
Published by David Lang in Whickham · 4 March 2019
Last year the Whickham Rotary Club planted 5000 purple crocus bulbs in Broom Lane, these flowers are a symbol of the Rotary Clubs worldwide campaign to eradicate Polio.

The colour purple represents the purple dye used to mark the finger of a child to indicate that they had received their life saving Polio vaccine.  Since 1985 Rotary International and their partners have reduced the number of Polio cases by 99.9%.

This display is a reminder of the life saving work that has gone into eradicating Polio throughout the world, thanks in no small part to organisations like the Rotary Club.


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