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!

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Before the Ice Cream Hut, Westerfield Road

Come in by the Westerfield Road entrance by the Cabmans shelter and turn left - here you will find a bench for Jeanette Michael 1955-2009. In Loving Memory. She died in St Elizabeth Hospice aged 53. According to this tribute she had wonderful earrings and an infectious laugh! She must have been as artist as there is an artist palette carved on the bench.

Set back from the path is also this bench for with a small and simple plaque 'In Memory of Larry Crehan". 

Sunday, 12 March 2017

The Path from Henley Rd to Westerfield Rd Entrances.

There is a direct path between the 2 entrances and there are two benches along the way
This one is dedicated to Florence Violet Wilding (1921 - 2000)

This is an unusual bench as it is made from recycled plastic rather than wood, the only one I have spotted in the park - it has just has the name Anne Chapman 1935- 1995 on it.