Frampton Marsh is an excellent RSPB coastal wetland reserve in Lincolnshire, on the edge of the Wash.
A good memorial bench provides the passing walker with a good spot to stop and sit and this commemorative bench to Barrie Staines certainly delivers, giving anyone who uses it an uninterrupted view over one of the fresh water shallow lakes on the reserve.
The dedication reads; ‘Barrie Staines of Hertfordshire 1935 – 1999, donated by his many friends and family in St Albans’. The passer by is left to assume that Frampton Marsh was a favourite place to visit and wonder whether Barrie Staines was a bird watcher or not.
We visited Frampton Marsh on a glorious sunny day in December 2012.