Eastleigh Borough Council has marked the 100th anniversary of the Eastleigh, Chandler’s Ford & District branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) with a gift of two commemorative benches that have been placed either side of the War Memorial in Leigh Road Recreation Ground.
Each bench is made of galvinised steel and covered in acrylic black paint, one depicts a scene from World War one with red poppies and one depicts a scene from World War two with a white dove.
The benches were commemorated at today’s Armistice Day service to mark the 100th anniversary of service by the Eastleigh, Chandler's Ford and District Branch of the RBL.
Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Cynthia Garton and Cllr Paul Bicknell unveiled one and Paul Holmes MP and Paul Capper Chairman of the local branch of the Royal British Legion unveiled the other.
Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Cynthia Garton said, “I think the two benches, that were funded by Eastleigh Local Area Committee, look really fantastic and I am sure local people will enjoy sitting on them when they take time to reflect and remember at the War Memorial.”
Photo caption: Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Cynthia Garton with the First World War bench.