William Sears Memorial Bench

William Sears oversaw the building and garden works in the 1930s from his office which is now the Gardener’s Hut above the Italian Garden. There was once a memorial bench dedicated to him, but all that remained of it was a number of broken pieces scattered round the gardens. These broken pieces have been carefully incorporated by a skilled stone mason to recreate the bench. William Sears’s granddaughter Edwina has been along to admire the result.

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One Response to “William Sears Memorial Bench”

  1. Karen Byfield Says:

    I loved seeing these photos of the restored bench and wonderful stone mason’s work incorporating all the broken pieces! I am so happy that you have been able to do that. I shall look forward to seeing it and sitting on it when I am down in August.

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