Mow Cop: Harry Brookes 1935 – 2010

Mow Cop is a hilltop village on the Staffordshire and Cheshire border and is a great viewpoint.  This bench sits on the slopes down to the Cheshire plain and is below Mow Cop’s landmark folly that was built to look like a ruined castle and enhance the view around 250-years ago.  The Mow Cop website gives a full and interesting history of the ‘castle’ and of the village and I recommend you take a look before visiting.


Sunshine passes, shadows fall, love’s remembrance outlast all, Harry Brookes 1935 – 2010

I haven’t been able to find out what Harry Brookes’ link with Mow Cop was and why his relatives or friends chose this splendid position for a memorial bench to him after his death.  Maybe someone out there remembers him.  And yet, while his bench remains he isn’t forgotten and I sat taking in the view and thought about the moving quote on this memorial bench to Harry Brookes.  The heartfelt sentiment on the bench certainly tells me that he was a man who was very much loved and not forgotten.


The view from the the bench below Mow Cop over Cheshire