woensdag 1 juni 2016

Seagrove Bay, Bench 3: Pauline Weston

Seagrove Bay, the third bench from the slipway: Pauline and Len Weston

Between the boats that are waiting in line for their owners to take them out to sea there are four benches looking out over the Solent. From here you can see the main land of England and more. One of the benches, the third when you are walking from the slipway, is dedicated to Pauline and Len Weston.

Pauline Weston was according to her friends and relatives a soft spoken, friendly lady. She was loved by everybody who knew her. During her working days she was a very popular teacher.
She has been a devoted Special Olympics Volunteer for many years.
Pauline survived her husband Len 12 years and left two children behind.
She died in 2009 after a long and courageous battle against cancer.

The Weston bench gives a nice view on the Solent; it is possible to see two of the forts that has been placed in the Solent during the time Lord Palmerston was the Secretary at War (1809-1828).

The sentence: "Our souls have sight of that immortal sea" is from a poem of William Wordsworth (1770-1850) named Intimations of Immortality from the book Recollections of Early Childhood.

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