Caynham Parish Council
Memorial Seat Clee Hill Car Park/Picnic Area
The Memorial Seat recently installed on the Car Park/Picnic Area was kindly provided by the Family of John Stone who regularly visited Clee Hill and the surrounding area. The Picture is of the family visiting and admiring the view from the Seat.
The following details have been kindly provided by the Family:
As a young man, John, loved cycling and rode his bike for hours on end, enjoying many sights in and around Clee Hill. Over the years he has made many happy memories on Clee Hill with friends, family and his little dog. John was married with four children (Soames, Paul, Andrew and Sam) and lived in the Midlands all of his life, travelling extensively with his job in sales. Many moons ago he proposed to his wife, Lynn, in the place where the bench located. In the latter part of his life he had a loving relationship with Dotty, his partner for many years. John has over ten grand-kids and is also a Great-grandad! He was loved by many (most of the time!) for his comical character. His son, Paul, recalls an autumnal day in November, where John bunked Paul a day off school to go to work with him. They went far and wide and drove home via Clee Hill. Half-way up the main road, as they passed the chippy a bus pulled out to pass some parked cars and John had to swerve mounting the kerb, which caused a flat tire. So it was here, on Clee Hill, on a very cold dark night by the side of the road, John taught his son how to change his very first flat tire. Dad loved this spot and would be totally thrilled, he would be sitting on his bench with his arms and legs crossed saying ‘ooooo look at the view’. Our family are so very grateful to the parish council, and Eric the Clerk of the Council in particular, for agreeing to place a wonderful seat on CleeHill in John’s honour.