Dalston in Bloom end of the Cumbria in Bloom stand. On prominent
display is a model, by Anne Nichol, of the Home Guard Gun
Emplacement topped by a Black Red Cockerel, the emblem of
Dalston. The Dalston display includes many photographs of
spring flowers and other features around Dalston. In the background
is a minature wheel barrow made by Ian Rousell, who also built
the stand for the model gun emplacement. The real gun emplacement,
situated adjacent to the Victory Hall, is shown above right.
This is an important historical feature in Dalston. According
to 'A Parish Remembers The War Year 1939 - 1945' it was reputed
to have had an excellent range of fire up and down The Green.