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!

Monday, 27 February 2017

Over Looking the Round Pond

There are 3 benches that are set back to the north of the pond, but have a good view of both the pond and the mansion. Closest in this photo is a bench which unusually has 2 peoples names on it - AJ & EF Aldous. Were they husband and wife, brother and sister? 

Further along is a bench for Pamela Marshall (1936-2011). On the bottom stretcher is title of a song If you were the only girl in the world. Is this the Pamela Marshall who was a Suffolk artist?

The next bench also has a tree planted in memory of Prince Onoichi Ogonna Amobi 'Nochy' Deeply Loved, Forever on Our Hearts. According to this site, he died aged 41 in July 2016

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