Harwich Society installs COVID-19 memorial in Bobbit’s Hole
The Harwich Society has installed a memorial to the memory of everyone who passed during the COVID-19 pandemic and whose loved ones were not able to commemorate their passing in the manner in which they would have wished.
The board of Trustees believed that there was a need for such a memorial and, as a result, a sun dial has been erected in the Society’s Bobbit’s Hole Nature Reserve bearing the inscription, ‘However dark the clouds are the Sun is always shining above them ’.
Chairman of the Harwich Society, Colin Farnell, says, “COVID-19 has had an impact on everyone who has lost someone close to them whether it was as a result of the disease or not. No one has been able to commemorate the end of a life in the manner that they would have wished and this memorial is for everyone who has found themselves in this position.”
The inscription was suggested by one of the Harwich Society’s trustees who heard the late Dr. Perry use the words in an address given in Saint Nicholas Church in 2000.
“We wanted a memorial that would reflect the need and would be appropriate for everyone,” continued Colin Farnell. “A sun dial is timeless and the inscription offers hope at a difficult time. We hope it will provide a point of comfort.”
A bench is to be installed adjacent to the memorial.
An official unveiling is to be arranged once COVID-19 restrictions are no longer in place.
For further information please contact
Colin Farnell on 01255 553610
Garry Calver on 01255 551940