Memory Benches

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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!

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