Monday, January 9, 2012

The Briggs Memorial Bench.

The Briggs Memorial Bench.

This is for those followers of and also read my history blog, so I have inserted a photo of the Memorial Bench, which the Briggs family gave to the village in memory of their son Michael, who lost his life during the Battle of Britain in 1941.

His father was a wounded veteran of the First World War. Although he suffered a stiff leg, he never seemed to complain and maneuvered himself around the village on an old ladies bicycle and a walking stick and also tended an allotment at Sutton Allotments.

His mother was a very active woman in Holy Trinity and at the end of the war arranged a drive called “The Mile of Pennies” in aid of the church roof repairs.

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