Local Spittal resident Len Shepherd is fast becoming something of a legend in the art of bench restoration.

Saturday, 2nd July 2016, 12:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 30th June 2016, 12:56 pm

A few weeks ago his photograph was in the Berwick Advertiser with a bench he restored on the corner of Main Street and Sandstell Road at the request of the families of “Sharper and Scaddie”. When asked by one of the Spittal Gardening Group members if he fancied restoring one of the eight neglected benches in Seafield Park in Spittal, he said “one, why not eight!” He has since restored all eight benches and has moved on to painting the gates of the park, he certainly hasn’t lost any of his enthusiasm!

We really appreciate Len’s help in joining us in bringing back our Seafield Park to its previous glory.

We are organising an “Afternoon Tea in the Park” on Sunday, July 17 from 2pm to 5pm, with live music and entertainment, all proceeds going towards the restoration of Seafield Park. If the weather is inclement we will relocate to BURC Hall, Main Street, (formerly St Paul’s)

If anyone would like to help us in any way, please contact Mau Watkins on 308813 or Sheila Heckels on 331994.

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