With the first NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers’ Day, Westfield wanted to join the rest of the country in marking this historic date.

5th July 1948 was the moment in our country’s history when the National Health Service was born, bringing free healthcare to everyone.

As Pageant master, Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR said: “We have treasured it ever since but never more so since March 2020 when the Coronavirus pandemic gripped the UK and utterly changed our lives.”

Given the current Covid restrictions, the Parish Council chose to mark the event with the laying of some beautiful blue flowers at the memorial stone at the top of Elm Tree Avenue.

Laying the flowers on behalf of the Parish Council, Cllr Eleanor Jackson said: “We all owe a great debt to NHS staff, and those who provide care in the community, and we wanted to recognise the sacrifices of health and even life itself which some of our residents have made.”