A Catalogue of Dedicated Benches

Whilst wandering around Christchurch Park in Ipswich, Suffolk I noticed that around 2/3rds of the wooden benches were inscribed as a memorial to some one or an event - so I have decided to photograph and catalogue them- and perhaps find out a bit more about the people and history of Ipswich along the way!

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Henley Road Benches

There were quite a few benches in the Henley Road or Arts & Crafts section of the park.

Is this bench in memory of a young lady who died from epilepsy in 2008? Victoria ( Vicky) Baker - A true shining star

Next to that bench is one with a very tragic story attached to it

Kate Wasyluk was killed as she was walking along Foxhall Road with 2 other friends. They were hit by a car driven by a disqualified driver who was not only drunk, but also had taken heroin and ecstasy. 2 of the 3 girls were killed. Kate also has a tree dedicated to her.

I'm hoping that the story of Beate Parry, who may have lived just around the corner in Ivry Street  was not so sad.

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