Is the dedicated bench, commemorating a life, purely a British thing? Do other countries do it? I assume they do.
I love these seven benches at Sheringham. They were all dedicated to people who holidayed there and loved the place. A nice touch that at least gives the sitter a small personal detail about the memorialised person. I know Arthur loved this place. Would i get that from a headstone in a cemetery? I very much doubt it.
I hope i get a bench one day. Some weary photographer, carrying too much gear, may need it!