Ilam, Staffordshire: John Goldby 27.2.1929 – 7.2.2014

The memorial bench to John Golby near Castern Hall on the hillside above the River Manifold valley near Ilam in Derbyshire says that he loved this place and who could blame him.  There isn’t enough information on the bench plaque for me to find out John Goldby’s story but, as with all the memorial benches I find, it seems likely that he was a well-liked and active man.

This memorial is a simple bench without a back.  It is a lovely place to rest and take in the extensive view over the countryside.  Ilam, near Dovedale, is just in Staffordshire on the Derbyshire border.  It is a popular place for day trips and the National Trust camp site is well used.  We were there for a Devon Conversions Owners Club meeting for a get together of owners of Devon Campervans.

Happy memories of John Goldby 27.02.1929 - 07.02.2014 Who loved this place

Happy memories of John Goldby
27.02.1929 – 07.02.2014
Who loved this place

Looking over the Manifold valley

Looking over the Manifold valley

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