World War One Commemorative Bench

Neston Town Council has presented to the parish a commemorative bench in memory of those who gave their lives and served in the Great War 1914–1918.

 

The bench has been installed at The Green in Little Neston and was unveiled on 6 November.  Also on display was the “There But Not There” Tommy silhouette which was jointly funded by Neston Town Council and local CWaC Councillors.

 

The Mayor of Neston Town Council, Cllr Kynaston, was joined by The Lord Mayor & Lady Mayoress of Chester, Cllr & Mrs Alex Black, together with The Mayor of Ellesmere Port, Cllr Karen Shaw, and CWaC Cllr Gittins, and local representatives Mr Evans (Royal British Legion), Mr Hilditch (Burton & Neston History Society) and Mrs Jones (Chamber of Trade) to dedicate the bench.  Children from Woodfall Primary School helped to commemorate this solemn event.  The Pastor, Mark Thomas, from Little Neston Methodist Church, conducted a short service before the bench was formally unveiled.

CWaC Cllr Louise Gittins, Neston Town Council Mayor Pat Kynaston, and children from Woodfall Primary School

The Mayor said “After a dull start the day brightened and the sun shone on the group of invited guests and local residents who gathered to formally install the bench.   We were delighted to be joined by our guests from Chester and Ellesmere Port, bringing together community representatives from our surrounding areas.  It was also a pleasure to be joined by the children from Woodfall Primary School.  This bench is both their future and a reminder of the horror of war”.