If the number of memorial benches is any criteria at all for how significant a place is, then Flamborough Head on the Yorkshire coast is one of the most special places in England. With a stretch of rugged white cliffs and thousands of birds, it isn’t difficult to see why it is a much loved place for so many people. The views over the cliffs are stunning, the birds are lively and the pebbly beaches are great for beachcombing. Flamborough Head is great for walking and is also perfect for sitting and enjoying the scenery. I always enjoy a visit to Flamborough Head, even on a wet or blustery day and welcomed a rest on the generously-sized bench remembering Clive John Long.
Clive John Long died in his 40s and is still very much missed by his family who have set up an online Much Loved Remembrance Garden page to him; I found reading the thoughts on this page heartbreaking. I am pleased that I took the time to notice and read the moving and poignant epitaph on this memorial bench to Clive John Long.