Memory Benches :: Marine Parade, Leigh on Sea [Part 1]

There are twenty one benches with memorial plaques along Marine Parade between Tattersall Gardens and Thames Drive.


Following the map below from left to right, the first bench is situated on its own, overlooking a view of Hadleigh Castle. There are then four benches walking from Tattersall Gardens towards Marine Close and one nicely kept bench set slightly on its own. Coming up to Marine Close, there are two benches facing out towards Southend followed by one facing in towards Hadleigh, then another facing back out. There are then six benches which start opposite Marine Close, on the way to Belton Way West, followed by the last five as the walk come up to the traffic lights.



The Benches

  1. Sylvia Gladys & John William RICHARDS
  2. Iris & John MILLER
  3. Ken & Dorothy AIMER
  4. Doris & Don MCDONNELL
  5. Jack Griffiths & John GRIFFITHS
  6. Cliff & Betty WEBSTER
  7. Maisie & Harry KING
  8. Richard Alexander & Grace Nelson SELBY
  9. Florence (Dolly) & George William JOHNSON
  10. Christine SEWELL
  11. Kate & Bob JACOBS
  12. Jim THEOBALD
  13. Gwen & Sid BAILEY
  14. Marjorie CORBISHLEY
  15. O’SHEA & WAINWRIGHT Families
  16. Vivian Morrison Marshall & Mary Patricia MARSHALL
  17. Christina RIDDELL
  18. Deborah CURTIS-WIGGINS
  19. Mike BISHOP
  20. Bertha Louisa AYRES
  21. Frank (Jimmy) & Kathleen HUMPHRIES

  • Sylvia Gladys & John William RICHARDS
  • Iris & John MILLER
  • Ken & Dorothy AIMER


  • Doris & Don MCDONNELL
  • Jack Griffiths & John GRIFFITHS
  • Cliff & Betty WEBSTER


  • Maisie & Harry KING
  • Richard Alexander & Grace Nelson SELBY
  • Florence (Dolly) & George William JOHNSON


  • Christine SEWELL
  • Kate & Bob JACOBS
  • Jim THEOBALD


  • Gwen & Sid BAILEY
  • Marjorie CORBISHLEY
  • O’SHEA & WAINWRIGHT Families


  • Vivian Morrison MARSHALL & Mary Patricia MARSHALL
  • Christina RIDDELL
  • Deborah CURTIS-WIGGINS


  • Mike BISHOP
  • Bertha Louisa AYRES
  • Frank (Jimmy) & Kathleen HUMPHRIES