Legion unveils tribute bench

February 23, 2023

A new memorial bench has been unveiled at Goole Cenotaph to pay tribute to local people who have fought for our county.

The bench which depicts military scenes and pays homage to the Army, Airforce and Navy, was donated by the Goole and Howden branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL). Goole Vicar, Hannah Patton led a service to mark the unveiling of the bench on Saturday, February 11. Speaking on the day, she said: “These days it's often so difficult to find time to sit and reflect. This bench is so important to give people an opportunity and some space to give thanks and to think and perhaps to pray. Well done to the Royal British Legion.” During the service, Sir Charles Forbes Adam OBE, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding officially unveiled the item. Speaking after the ceremony, Vice Chairman of the Goole and Howden branch of the RBL, Adrian Blanchard said: “What a fantastic project to take on - fully supported by Goole and Howden area and thank you to the community for their support and financial assistance in purchasing this bench for the use of generations to come to honour our fallen.”

Sir Charles Forbes Adam OBE unveiling the bench. (16-02-143 GT) 

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