Weʼre raising £1,850 to buy a bench in the Botanic Gardens to remember Agnes
- Oxford, UK
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Hullo my dears, you all know that Agnes' ashes are buried in the Botanic Gardens in Oxford, where she worked for the last years of her life and a place that she really loved...
I've been hoping to have a bench in the gardens as a place to remember Agnes and somewhere to sit when I visit - I often pop in for a chat. It hasn't been easy but I've managed to persuade the Botanic Gardens to let me have one with an inscription. Only trouble is I have to have the bench that they specify, and although it is lovely it is rather more expensive than I anticipated.
Here is a picture. It's called a 'cloister' bench and is handmade from solid oak. I have asked for a carved inscription that simply says 'Remembering Agnes'. Those of us who do remember her will know who it is for, those who don't might just sit and wonder.
This is where her ashes are buried. I'm hoping the bench will be somewhere close by.
Please don't feel obliged to give anything, but if you would like to contribute it would be lovely, and helpful!
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- 16 days ago
Robert Pomfret16 days ago
Dear all, The total collected has just gone over £1000. I'm so pleased. Thank you. And thank you all for your lovely messages. Of course, I know that people loved our Agnes, but there's nothing wrong with being reminded. Bob
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Apr 24, 2019
So pleased you have managed to organise this. I have really fond memories of Agnes and her courage throughout and know how much she loved the gardens there.
Apr 24, 2019
Much missed BoB - We will sit on the bench sometime when in Oxford - Love Tish and Dave
Apr 23, 2019
A lovely fitting memorial to a very special person
Apr 22, 2019
Very pleased to support you Bob and remember Agnes x
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