A special commemorative bench in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore will be unveiled at Millbrook Station on the Marston Vale Line on Thursday 27 May 2021 at 12 noon.
Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership (CRP) commissioned Roll & Scroll Ltd. to design and manufacture the 6-foot bench. The bench is intended to both recognise Captain Tom’s achievement in raising over £32 million for NHS Charities Together and the sacrifice of all those who lost their lives fighting in the First & Second World Wars and subsequent conflicts.
The bench has been funded by Marston Vale CRP with a contribution from Marston Moreteyne Parish Council. It is the second stage of Marston Vale CRP’s celebration of Captain Tom at Millbrook Station following the unveiling of a special poem in 2020.
The unveiling will be attended by representatives from the Community Rail Partnership, Marston Moreteyne Parish Council, the Royal British Legion, the Friends of Millbrook Station and the Bedford to Bletchley Rail Users’ Association.
Stephen Sleight, Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership Officer, said,
“Captain Tom was such an inspiration to the whole country, and it’s a great privilege to unveil this unique bench in his memory.”
For further information please contact Stephen Sleight, Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.