VE Day commemorative bench installed by Community Council

The new bench replaces an old wooden one that had been there for 15 years

Gunville Bench

Newport and Carisbrooke Community Council have installed a VE Day commemorative bench outside of the Methodist Church in Gunville Road, Newport. 

Councillor Terry Martin, ward member for Carisbrooke said;

“The old wooden bench was starting to get a bit sad with age as it had been placed there approximately 15 years ago. 

“Therefore, it seemed appropriate to replace the bench and also take the opportunity to celebrate VE Day.”

Celebration cancelled
Gunville Association had planned a VE Day celebration which would have included the official unveiling of the bench, but these plans had to be placed on hold due to Coronavirus.

Newport and Carisbrooke Community Council will also place a bench of this same design along Newport Quay in the coming weeks.


News shared by Lucy on behalf of Newport and Carisbrooke Community Council. Ed

Monday, 22nd June, 2020 2:32pm

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Tamara

Very attractive! It was such a shame that we could not celebrate VE Day, especially as the Bank Holiday was rearranged especially for it. So these benches are all the more important to make up for our disappointment. I am looking forward to sitting awhile on the bench on Newport Quay. There aren’t enough benches along there, and those beside the propeller have seen better days.