NZ1355 : Memorial bench on the Derwent Path

taken 5 years ago, near to Hamsterley, County Durham, Great Britain

Memorial bench on the Derwent Path
Memorial bench on the Derwent Path
Constructed in 1867 and running from Swalwell on the River Tyne up to Consett, the Derwent Valley railway finally closed in 1963. The footway on the line of the old railway has been converted into a cycleway and forms part of National Cycle Network route 14.

The bench commemorates Richard O'Connor, owner of the Golden Lion pub in Leadgate nearby. He was a keen cyclist and died of a heart attack at this spot on 16 October 2011. The spot is marked not only by the bench but by floral and poetic tributes.

The inscription on the bench reads:
In loving memory of Richard O'Connor
Aged 53
Died here 16-10-2011
"Where I fell is where I fly"
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Date Taken
Friday, 28 February, 2014   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 4 March, 2014
Geographical Context
Paths  Railways  People, Events  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1357 5595 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:53.8859N 1:47.3961W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 13548 55942
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Footpath  Cycle Path  National Cycle Network  Disused Railway  Woodland  Bench  Memorial Bench 

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