17th Feb, 2020

Memorial bench in Redditch marks half centenary

Imogen Buller 27th Jan, 2018

MARKING 50 years as the borough’s 37th Signal Regiment, a new, specially designed bench has been unveiled at Redditch Memorial Garden.

The arts and open space project at the Plymouth Road gardens features a semi-circular bench with commemorative panels representing the regiment in action and a plaque set in the new path leading to the bench.

Councillor Pat Witherspoon, executive board member for leisure and tourism, said: “This project means the gardens are not only the perfect place to come and reflect and relax, but also marks this important milestone in our regiment’s history.

“The project, which was funded by Section 106 monies for improvement to open spaces.”

The Regiment’s second in command, Major Sean Keilty, said: “I am actually bowled over by this project.

“It is great to see the regiment commemorated in such a marvelous way.”

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