Wick Village World War 1 Centenary Memorial Bench

The Wick Village Traders Association have funded a new bench in Wick Village to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. In Pic: Standing next to the new bench on Wick Street are left to right - Michelle Bly, Head Designer at The Flower Shop Littlehampton, Julie Roby, Wick Information Centre and Wick Hall Manager, Roger Arthurs, Owner of Going Spare, and Jan O'Sullivan, Assistant Manager at The St Barnabas House Charity Shop. Photo © Scott Ramsey  Littlehampton Photographer .

The Wick Village Traders Association have funded a new bench in Wick Village to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. In Pic: Standing next to the new bench on Wick Street are left to right - Michelle Bly, Head Designer at The Flower Shop Littlehampton, Julie Roby, Wick Information Centre and Wick Hall Manager, Roger Arthurs, Owner of Going Spare, and Jan O'Sullivan, Assistant Manager at The St Barnabas House Charity Shop. Photo © Scott Ramsey Littlehampton Photographer.

Some of you might have noticed a new addition to the street furniture in the village, a memorial bench on Wick Street. The seat was funded by The Wick Village Traders Association to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. It has a striking poppy design and is situated next to the St Barnabas Charity Shop in Wick Street, Wick Village, Littlehampton.
Roger Arthurs, the owner of Going Spare and a Wick Village Trader, said - "I must admit I was both chuffed to bits and pleasantly surprised when I first saw the new bench. I strongly believe this is a fine and fitting tribute to the many who have lost their lives in all our wars. All the Wick Village Traders and the community feel the same way. The feedback we have already received has been really positive and supportive. Well done to Julie Roby and the Wick Village Traders Association for organising it all."
Along with the installation of the new memorial bench both The Flower Shop Littlehampton and The St Barnabas House Charity Shop have marked the centenary by creating shop window displays to remember the fallen.