Bob’s Bench

Bob Filby, who was first featured in the Spring 2015 issue of Hinchley Wood Magazine, and who sadly passed away last Summer, is set to be remembered by his erstwhile neighbours on the Lynwood Road Estate.

At the beginning of 2019 Rachel Herbert, a resident of Lynwood Road Estate, organised a collection for a remembrance bench for Bob, who was well known throughout the Lynwood Road Estate for his cheery smile and his immaculately kept garden.  The collection raised nearly £1,000 and the Directors of the Residents’ Association have agreed to match the amount collected.  This will allow the Residents’ Association to install benches at each end of the green space, known as the ‘Square’, in Lynwood Road. These benches will each have a commemorative plaque/engraving attached to them.  Hopefully, by the time you read this magazine, the benches will all have been installed.

It is certainly a fitting tribute to Bob that the community he did so much for will be honouring him in such a practical way.

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