New decorative flower bed has been unveiled at Bideford’s Port Memorial.

A new decorative flower bed has been revealed for Bideford's Port Memorial.

The idea came from Councillor Jamie McKenzie, who put forward the idea of a centenial commemoration of the closure of the Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway.

The town council approved the idea and gave the flower bed the go-ahead.

The display can be changed each year.

Mayor Dermot McGeough, said: "The decorative bed uses skills that we have in the maintenance team and will depict a topical subject each year as a public statement."

The Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway was incorporated in 1896 and was very popular with coaches carrying around 60 people.

But the line was never on a firm financial footing and by 1917 the situation had worsened with the rising cost of coal.

When it couldn't make its shareholders dividend, the line was duly closed.