The first bench coming under the tunnel towards the tennis courts is in memory of a popular Ipswich Hairdresser Roberto Labella who died of a heart attack aged only 39 - you can read more about him and the memorial bench here.
Just around the corner is a bench erected by the Friends of Christchurch Park in the year of the Queens Diamond Jubilee
I then came across one of the many squirrels in the park - he was quite tame and let me get very close before scampering off!
This last bench is very clear for who it is for - Jack Chapman 1933-2012 who was chairman of the Ipswich Society from 2000-2012. There is a lovey eulogy of his life in an edition of the Ipswich Society newsletter. He was a teacher, magistrate, Fabian but not born or bred in Ipswich!