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Carved wooden seat... but what happened to it?
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Carved wooden seat... but what happened to it?

The seat was removed to make way for building; does anyone know what became of it?
Picture added on 04 August 2010 at 11:35
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I remember sitting in the seat and admiring it, but where was it?
Added by Andy Wells on 10 March 2018
Mike Shackel writes:

The bench seems to be placed on a wide pathway with grass in-between – possibly facing a roadway.

The gable-end in view, looks very like some houses that were in Court Road, but the ground seems to have fallen away there, so my first thought that it was in De Burgh Park may not hold. Probably, with the engraved subject being connected with the church, it may have been sited nearby – which added to my thoughts about De Burgh Park.

. . . then after further consideration including consulting local plans, Mike concluded that the De Burgh Park site is the most probable one. The house in the background (in Court Rd) is at a lower level as the pathway across from the entrance to the cricket field slopes down as it leaves Avenue Road.

This is the best suggestion we have to date but you may know otherwise. If so add your own comment below.




Added by Lewis Wood on 16 March 2018
Noel Phillips, son of the Mr E Phillips has confirmed that the bench was near the corner of Salisbury Road/High Street and opposite the Woolpack Pub. This was because of the carving on the back of the seat which shows a woolpack being transported as in days of yore.

Added by Lewis Wood on 23 March 2018
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