The bench on this nice spot in the town of Ventnor is dedicated to Mr.Sam Anderson.
He was the husband of the former Isle of Wight councillor Val Anderson.
Sam Anderson was born in 1943 in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1965 he moved to London where he had a few different jobs. For some time he was a security guard for the New Zealand embassy in London.
He met Val, who worked in the City in 1965 and they married in 1967.
That same year they moved to Newport, Isle of Wight. In 1970 they moved to East Cowes and in 1998 to Ventnor, where they stayed the rest of his life.
He worked for several companies on the island as a health and safety officer. After this he worked a few years for the Isle of Wight County Council to end his working life in Romahome.
Mr.Anderson was quite sporty: he was a scuba diver, a cyclist, a swimmer, he walked a lot and even completed three IW Triathlons. He was an enthusiastic DIY, which can be seen in the houses he lived in.
In the period his wife was in the IW Council he was a great support for her, proving he could get along with everybody. From royalty to people of all walks of life.
Mr.Sam Anderson leaves behind his wife, two sons, a grand-daughter and many more family and friends who will miss him dearly.
View from the bench