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Commemorative bench added to Holt Memorial Garden

PUBLISHED: 14:20 30 July 2019 | UPDATED: 14:48 30 July 2019

Brian Bayley (Standard Bearer), Ron Manders, Air Commodore Jack Broughton (RAFA Chairman), Rodney Smith (Holt Mayor) and Lt Col Richard Peavers (Holt and District Branch Chairman). Picture: Royal British Legion

Brian Bayley (Standard Bearer), Ron Manders, Air Commodore Jack Broughton (RAFA Chairman), Rodney Smith (Holt Mayor) and Lt Col Richard Peavers (Holt and District Branch Chairman). Picture: Royal British Legion

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The Royal British Legion (RBL) have added a bench to the Holt Memorial garden to thank the community.

The Royal British Legion (RBL) have added a bench to the Holt Memorial garden to thank the community. Picture: Royal British LegionThe Royal British Legion (RBL) have added a bench to the Holt Memorial garden to thank the community. Picture: Royal British Legion

The bench was given to Rodney Smith, the Mayor of Holt on July 20, 2019 after a dedication service by Reverend Bishop Dr John Mills.

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A spokesperson from the RBL said: "Through excellent local support individuals and businesses raised funds which have been used to enhance the national work of the RBL and also support the exceptional work done by the Halsey House, the RBL home in Cromer.

"We then thought it appropriate to thank the people of Holt by providing a lasting memorial in the form of a commemorative bench which is to be located in the Memorial Garden and which can be appreciated by all who visit there."

The unveiling of the memorial bench in Holt Memorial Garden. From left Lt Col Colin Kemp, Mayor Rodney Smith on the right. Picture: Royal British LegionThe unveiling of the memorial bench in Holt Memorial Garden. From left Lt Col Colin Kemp, Mayor Rodney Smith on the right. Picture: Royal British Legion

The Holt Branch of the RBL was proud to support many events for the centenary of the First World War in addition to the annual November remembrance services.



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