A special bench has been put up in Croxley in memory of parish councillor David Wynne-Jones, who died last year.
A very well-known personality in Croxley Green, even dubbed “Mr Croxley Green”, a bench in David’s memory was dedicated on April 11. It was placed on Croxley Common Moor, in recognition of David’s significance for the moor. He founded the Friends of Croxley Common Moor nearly 20 years ago and served as the Friends’ chairman for many years, and latterly as its honorary president.
The bench was financed by a collection at David’s memorial service last August (very kindly donated by David’s family), and by a generous Croxley Green Parish Council grant. This bespoke bench is illustrated with birds commonly seen on the moor, fitting for such a bird-lover.
Despite the rain that day, there was a good turn-out for the dedication event. Croxley Green Parish Council, the Friends of Croxley Common Moor, All Saints’ Church (at which David had worshipped regularly) and David’s family were all represented.
The Friends’ chairman Fabian Hiscock welcomed those attending. David’s son Tim then outlined David’s life, including his affection for Croxley Green and the moor. Finally, Rev Miriam Mugan of All Saints’ Church blessed the bench.
Details of the Friends of Croxley Common Moor (including events and contact details) are at www.croxleycommonmoor.org.uk