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, 20 February 2017

The Wilderness Pond

One of the biggest features of the park is the wilderness pond - home to loads of ducks and geese. Many children over the years have enjoyed feeding the ducks at the pond - I remember doing so at a young age!

Perhaps that is why the parents of  Cayden Thomas Grove , who only lived for a few days in April 2008, chose this spot. It has the touching words - Now playing in Heaven, with a picture of Eeyore on the bench. You can read his story here and make a donation to the Meningitis Research Foundation.

Just around the corner is a bench for Terry Bright who died in 1997 aged 52. His bench reads 'Simply the Best'

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