Flintshire County Council is donating a commemorative bench to each of the five
principal town councils in honour of the anniversary of the Great War.
The benches are to be placed at the Cenotaph, Connah’s Quay, the Cenotaph in
Flint, the Hawkesbury Memorial Gardens in Buckley, the Memorial Gardens at
Panton Place in Holywell and Bailey Hill in Mold.
A commemorative plaque mounted on a Tommy helmet will appear at the side of
the benches and the company who make them will give a donation to the Royal
British Legion for each bench.
Leader of Flintshire County Council and Armed Forces Champion for Flintshire
Councillor Aaron Shotton said: “The donation is to mark the 100th anniversary
of the First World War and the benches have been installed in time for
“It is a fitting tribute for our towns to have a place where people can sit and
reflect as well
as providing an opportunity to contribute towards the work of the Royal British
Legion during this period of Remembrance.”
Councillor Shotton ( left) is pictured with Councillor Peter Tinman,
Chairman of Connahs Quay Town Council at the commemorative bench in Connahs