PORF trustees Simon Kelly and Debbie Terry were delighted to visit Bristol on 1st November to celebrate the replacement memorial benches paid for by the PORF after their predecessors were repeatedly vandalised until they had to be removed in 2020.
The elegant, curved benches are registered war memorials, commemorating the Bristol postal workers who lost their lives in the Second World War. Two bronze commemorative plaques from Bristol Foundry are set into the pavement in front of the benches that read:
“Presented to the Citizens of Bristol by the staff of the Bristol Post Office in memory of their colleagues who gave their lives in the Second World War”.
The curved benches are made of oak and provide a welcome place to rest for visitors to the museum and passers-by.
We were honoured to be joined at this occasion by the acting Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Bristol, Councillor Steve Pearce, other Bristol Council members, representatives from the Communication Workers Union, and Huw James, Trustee for Bristol Museum Development Trust.
The War Memorials Trust reference is WMO/249327
The Imperial War Museum War Memorial Register reference is 3157