On the main road from Ambleside towards Windermere, this bench has been erected in memory of Johnny Williamson, a local barber.
It is lovely when individuals are remembered by their family and friends for the person they were, but I am always interested when someone is remembered for their occupation.
The local papers covered the sudden death of Johnny Williamson on Friday 31 October 2008:
Johnny Williamson started work as an apprentice barber at the age of 14 and with the exception of a break for his National Service seems to have worked tirelessly until his death in 2008. It is said he never took a holiday, would make home visits to those who were too old or ill to make it to his barbers shop on Kelsick Road in Ambleside and had a marvellous memory for names.
This is a fitting and interesting commemoration of his life and work.