I AM Keighley born and bred, and have just competed a journey to the area to see friends.

Whilst visiting my mother and father's plaque at Oakworth Crematorium, I spent over an hour sprucing up the Fryer family bench on the bend of Slack Lane. It has been a labour of love, and I can see that local joggers and walkers have an avid interest in the state of the bench, which is a respected piece of the landscape. I will be back to add a coat of varnish to see it through the winter.

Ian Tighe, Hitchin

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