TQ4677 : A romantic memorial bench

taken 2 years ago, near to Plumstead, Greenwich, Great Britain

A romantic memorial bench
A romantic memorial bench
The plaque on this bench in Bostall Woods says: "Oliver proposed to Valerie here 13th June 1957" There are thousands of memorial benches but I have never seen one with this message on a plaque. Sadly after 60 years either Oliver or Valerie (or both) have passed away as the flowers and the message next to the plaque refers to "Happy memories". See also Link

Since I posted this photograph I have been contacted by a son of Oliver and Valerie to tell me that they had 14 children of which he was the second child. Oliver died in October 2017, six months after being diagnosed with cancer. It is a lovely memorial to clearly a lovely couple.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 11 March, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 12 March, 2018
Geographical Context
People, Events  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4676 7793 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.8775N 0:6.7259E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4676 7794
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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