Tommy remembered

PUBLISHED: 09:00 14 April 2011

(click on image for larger view) Portishead in Bloom planting trees in memory of war hero Tommy Broome at the top of Roath Rd. Town Chairman Rayna Knight, Tommy's daughter Mary-Ann Ines, Chairman of Portishead Royal British Legion Sandra Favell and Jenny Gough from Portishead in Bloom.

(click on image for larger view) Portishead in Bloom planting trees in memory of war hero Tommy Broome at the top of Roath Rd. Town Chairman Rayna Knight, Tommy's daughter Mary-Ann Ines, Chairman of Portishead Royal British Legion Sandra Favell and Jenny Gough from Portishead in Bloom.

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A PORTISHEAD war hero was remembered in a tree planting ceremony on Sunday.

Silver birch trees were planted at the top of Roath Road, close to where squadron leader Tommy Broom was born in 1914.

The World War Two veteran, involved in 83 sorties and awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross three times, lived in Portishead all his life and died last year aged 96.

The planting ceremony was attended by friends and family, members of the Royal British Legion and chairman of Portishead Town Council, Reyna Knight.

Portishead in Bloom hopes to install a bench next to the trees in Mr Broom’s memory.

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