Stamford War Memorial - Benches

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Reference WMO/263191

Address:

Broad Street

Stamford

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Seat
Materials:
  • Timber Oak
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
  • Post-1945 War or Conflict
About the memorial: In 2008 ELDERLY and disabled people will be able to sit down during memorial parades and services thanks to new benches. Seats have been provided in Broad Street, Stamford, near the war memorial after concerns were raised for people who cannot always stand for long. The two benches have been provided by the town's branches of the Royal British Legion and Royal Naval Association. Legion branch secretary Steve Bonde, said: "We noticed there was no seating along the whole length of Broad Street. "Where better to put public seating where people can sit and contemplate than at the town war memorial?" The next gathering at the memorial will be for the annual Battle of Britain Memorial Parade on September 21, when the seats will be used for the first time by elderly or disabled attendees. In 2011 A BENCH to a war memorial has been dedicated to the Royal Anglian Regiment, The Poachers. Terry Browning, the chairman of the Lincolnshire association of the regiment thought it would be fitting to have a bench to mark the regiment which will be based at RAF Cottesmore from next summer. The bench was dedicated during a ceremony at the war memorial outside Browne’s Hospital in Broad Street, Stamford. Maj (Ret’d) William O’Driscoll, the area secretary for the Royal Anglian Regiment, said: “The bench dedication all went very well. “There were some standard bearers, the mayor of Stamford John Binder and some town councillors, who attended, which was pleasing to see. “It is appropriate to have the bench there for quiet contemplation.” At the time of my visit Benches to the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment and Royal Air Force were also sited. ** In 2019, there were 5 wooden benches, plus 1 metal bench commemorating the WW1 centenary. see photos and inscription.
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The Poachers 2nd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment / The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment / The Royal Air Force / The Royal Naval Association / The Royal British Legion / This 100th anniversary bench was donated by Stamford Town Council in 2018 and commemorates the end of the First World War and later conflicts.

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