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A memorial garden in tribute to Winnie Johnson is being planned at her local church.

Winnie Johnson, mother of moors victim Keith Bennett Photo: PA

St Chrysostom’s on Anson Road in Victoria Park has launched an appeal to raise funds to pay for a garden in the grounds of the Church. Canon Ian Gomersall, revealed the plans as a book of condolence was opened.

Winnie was a parishioner at the church and her funeral service will be followed by a private family burial. Mourners will be invited to add their tribute to the book of condolence.

Rev Gomersall said: "There has been a lot of sympathy in the community towards Winnie.

"People are sharing memories and many of the tributes have commented on her courage and determination. She was a fine person, very down to earth."

"We already have a tribute to Keith in the church so we thought it would be fitting to have something for Winnie, too," he said.

To donate to Winnie's memorial appeal, contact the church on 0161 225 2550.

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