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The Leeds City Council, Parks and Countryside garden, known as 'The largest room in the house' designed by Denise Preston and Sponsored by GMI Property Company, The Royal British Legion, Toc H The Largest Room in the House celebrates the 90th anniversary of the end of the Great War and takes its inspiration from the garden at Talbot House at Poperinghe near Ypres in Belgium. Known as The largest room in the house the garden at Talbot provided an oasis of peace and calm where soldiers were able to grab some much needed rest and relaxation between periods in the trenches. Materials have been chosen to represent the simplicity of the features at Talbot House and are typical of those in place during the Great War. A raised area accommodates a replica of the wooden summer house that still exists in the garden at Talbot House.

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