Thursday, 8 May 2008

Memorial benches

I love benches that are in memory of a person, but those in memory of an event are pretty special too. In my local park, The Grove, there's a bench:

dedicated to the 'Great Storm' of 1987:

Luckily the tree replanting programme in The Grove has worked beautifully:

but the bench is a useful reminder of what might have been lost, particularly as most of the kids who sit on it now weren't even born when the hurricane took place. It's extraordinary to think of what pictures - because of the bench - the 'Great Storm' conjures up in their imaginations.

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