Tiny Blossom Kelly joined members of the community in Sandown to launch a commemorative garden.

The green space is being created at The Broadway Centre and will be used for anniversaries, including D Day.

The launch took place on International Women's Day, when women from the town were represented by baby Blossom and long-term community leader, Heather Humby MBE.

Cllr Humby was Sandown Town Council’s first mayor. This week, she joined with colleagues from the award-winning Green Town Volunteers, Sandown & Shanklin Independent Lifeboat and members of Line Dance IW to officially launch the garden.

2024 marks the 80th anniversary of the historic D Day operation, during World War Two.

Cllr Humby said: "I can remember seeing the troops getting ready for disembarkation. The garden will provide a reflective place for generations to come."

Christine Jackson, from Green Town Volunteers called it an ideal space for community groups and individuals.

The community space will be home to several donated benches, including one that dates back to the 1800s.

Areas have been planted by the Townswomen’s Guild.

Deputy Mayor Ian Fletcher, said: "It was good to see Heather and Blossom in the garden, representing different generations. We hope to add to this space in years to come."