Bench Series #45: Heroes bench

I thought I didn’t have a bench photo for Jude this month, but yesterday being Remembrance Sunday, brought to mind my visit to Carr Bank Park in my home town of Mansfield, earlier this year. In June 2011, the families of seven local servicemen who had been killed in action since the second world war, placed plaques bearing their names, rank and regiment and when and where they died, on a new War Memorial built by the Mansfield’s Heroes Memorial Trust.

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This touching and elegant memorial stands between two rose gardens. The stone was quarried in nearby Derbyshire, and the three big black granite teardrops which represent the armed forces, were imported from Portugal, whilst the black granite-look bench came from Spain.

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If you have any bench photos with a message attached, or with an autumn theme, pop in on Jude’s Bench Series #45.

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71 comments on “Bench Series #45: Heroes bench

  1. Pingback: Bench series #46 | TRAVEL WORDS

  2. I wondered what the three shapes were at first. Teardrops! Of course! It looks like a nice, quite place to sit and contemplate a while — very important given the nature of the monument.

  3. Lovely!

    “They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them.”

  4. What a very elegant memorial and how nice that the men are remembered after all this time. A couple of years ago a memorial plaque was created in North Wales to honour several airmen who died when their aircraft crashed into the Welsh mountains in Snowdonia on their way back from air raids, one of whom was my uncle. Good to know that at last his name is written somewhere. But I agree with Adrian. Why can’t we live in peace?

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