Lesley said: “Eric always loved trees and wildlife. He had worked as a parks inspector and had even planted part of his garden to be the perfect spot for wild animals.
“On one occasion I spoke to a lady who was sitting on the bench with her dog, and who said everyone in the village had been asking who the people named on the benches were. After I told her she said she’d look after the benches for me, which was absolutely lovely."
"A place to smile"
Emma dedicated a quarter acre of woodland to her husband Graham after discovering the Woodland Trust owned the woods where he used to jog. Graham was a typical ‘outdoors’ person, who loved walking, jogging, and spending time in the woods.
Emma and her two young daughters picked out a tree within the dedicated area as their special place to remember a special husband and father.
"We love going down to see it and remember our lovely man, it is a place of beauty and we feel close to him there. It is a place to smile, cry, and remember,” Emma said.