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Setting a benchmark

BENCHMARK: Ruth Dawkins and her grandson Ethan and Jane Thompson with the bench in memory of Judith Crowther.

BENCHMARK: Ruth Dawkins and her grandson Ethan and Jane Thompson with the bench in memory of Judith Crowther.

A KEEN park user has been honoured with a set of memorial benches.

Judith Crowther, who lived in Cleckheaton, had her memory preserved at her beloved West End Park with the installation of three new benches.

Judith’s sister, Ruth Dawkins, had originally approached her fellow members of the Friends of West End Park group with a view to putting in a memorial bench and, after help from Kirklees Council, a total of three new benches have now been put in place, one of which is in memory of Judith.

Friends chairman Martin Webster said: “Judith was a character, that’s for sure!

“She acted like the first cuckoo of spring – when she was wearing her voluminous, ex-army shorts, you knew it was summer.

“She loved the park, and would have been happy to see others enjoying it.”

The Friends of West End Park are now encouraging others to add their own memorial plaques for loved ones to the benches.

Ruth said: “Judith would have loved to sit here and see the park being enjoyed by local families and children, and I hope that others will be able to add their memorials.”

For more information on adding plaques, contact Martin on martin@couldbeverse.co.uk or 07801204021.

 

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