When I've been out walking the dogs, I caught a glimpse of a beautiful bench through a hedge. It was so lovely that I assumed it was in someone's garden. It was only when I mentioned it to hubby that it became apparent it was on council-owned land, in a small area called Manley Road Copse. Next time we went out with Frankie and Bobby I made sure we visited it with the camera.
This bench really intrigues me with its magical topic and annoyingly worn inscription on the seat! What did it say? Who made it?
Here it is.
Up close, we can see a fairyland scene that Enid Blyton would be proud of. Toadstools, a bird, a fairy and a pixie riding a hare (it may be a rabbit, but I'm biased, so I'm going with a hare).
Isn't it beautiful?
And that intriguingly worn wording on the seat...
Keen to find out what it once said, I Googled it - nothing! This is the first time Google has ever failed to help me with something I've found intriguing and wanted to know more about, but it's encouraged me to do things the old-fashioned way and do a bit of paper-based research!
Alternatively, I could just sit on the bench and make a wish!
If you're more proficient at internet research than I am, and can suggest anything I haven't tried, please share!