Seats to celebrate chairman and jubilee

TWO benches in Trimley St Mary were unveiled to celebrate the golden jubilee and to remember the former parish council chairman.One of the seats, which are near Trimley St Mary primary school, is dedicated to Flight Lieutenant Don Donnelly, who died suddenly earlier this year.

TWO benches in Trimley St Mary were unveiled to celebrate the golden jubilee and to remember the former parish council chairman.

One of the seats, which are near Trimley St Mary primary school, is dedicated to Flight Lieutenant Don Donnelly, who died suddenly earlier this year.

Mr Donnelly, who was 85 when he died, served the parish council for 26 years and had also been a district council chairman at Suffolk Coastal during the 1970's.

He had a large family of eight children and 15 grandchildren of which many of them and members of the parish council turned up for the unveiling of the new area.

Hazel Blackshaw, the current chairman of the parish council, unveiled the refurbished area on High Road, which had been left undeveloped after it was vandalised two years ago.

George Harlow, parish council clerk, said: "We thought it would be a nice gesture to put one of the seats there to remember Don."

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