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