Even after many years of stopping to read the plaques on memorial benches, finding a memorial bench in a supermarket was a first for me. We lived in Preston in Lancashire for many years and these days the Sainsbury’s store in Bamber Bridge south of Preston is often a convenient place to shop on our way home. Walking across the car park I noticed a new addition to the supermarket. There is now a memorial bench at the front of the shop looking over the car park.
The plaque on the bench gives me no clues about when Jean Freeman died and I can only guess that she worked in the Sainsbury’s shop. I assume this memorial bench is a lovely gesture by her former colleagues and that reflects well on the supermarket but I might be wrong.