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Unique bench unveiled in Read churchyard

A local shop owner, Zaid Choksi and family, officially present a unique bench, carved from 100-year-old oak tree, to the Read Mother's Union, place in the grounds of Read St John's church.

A local shop owner, Zaid Choksi and family, officially present a unique bench, carved from 100-year-old oak tree, to the Read Mother's Union, place in the grounds of Read St John's church.

Read residents can enjoy th’owd tree in’t churchyard now it has a seat and some traditional Lancashire dialect carved into it.

The bench, placed in St John’s Churchyard, Read, has been carved out of the trunk of a century-old tree from Calderstones, Whalley.

Read Mother’s Union organised the project, which saw help from members of surrounding communities.

Treasurer Joyce Andrew said: “Roy Cattermole, of Cattermole’s sawmill in Simonstone, created the seat with the help of his dad Terry.

“It was donated by Zaid Choksi, owner of The Spar shop in the village and his wife Ilyas Bapu, a local dentist.

“A donation towards the slate plaque came from Scott Bolton of S.B. Tippers of Great Harwood.

“A great deal of thanks must also go to members of the local community who have all helped in some way to a job well done.”

 

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