Memory Benches

We walk past and sit on park benches everyday, many of which have plaques in remembrance to departed loved ones. It suddenly dawned one me not too long ago that I had never taken the time to read the inscriptions properly before, and being both artist and genealogist, thought it would make a really interesting project to photograph each bench and do a little research into each person named.

My first project was a really big one, starting off with a huge line of benches in Leigh-On-Sea over looking the sea (there are well over 100), which I undertook in three goes. After this, I started noticing dedicated benches all over the place!