A NEW memorial bench has been unveiled at Little Sutton library and community centre.

The bench, with poppies, doves and the words 'Lest we forget', was presented by Cllr Angela Claydon, Labour member for St Paul's Ward, using the councillor community budget.

Councillor Claydon said: “ The bench incorporates a plaque dedicated to my uncle, Flight Sergeant Kenneth Henry Turner, who was a navigator in a Lancaster Bomber, and died over Germany in November 1944, aged 22.”

Ken was a member of The Truman family of Little Sutton, and lived in Trumans Lane. The bench also remembers all those from Little Sutton who went to war and never returned.

At the unveiling were several members of the family, including Mrs Tina Sayer, who was Ken’s cousin.

Tina is now 95 years old, and remembers growing up with Ken, they all used to play around the farm and the old brickworks.

Tina is now one of the oldest residents, having been born in the station house in Little Sutton, where her father Jack Bayley was the station master.

Cllr Claydon added: "I wanted to create a lasting memorial in the village, and was delighted my family members were able to come along.”