New! Village Seat Installed in MemoryoOf Rotarian Herb Cherry

Herb Cherry, a former President and faithful member of Cranleigh Rotary Club, died in 2017 and part of the collection at his funeral was donated to the Rotary Club. It was decided to use the funds towards the purchase and installation of a curved metal seat that would be placed outside Boots, as a fitting memorial for Herb. The remaining funds were provided by Waverley Borough Council through Section 106 funding.
 
Cranleigh Rotary, in conjunction with Cranleigh in Bloom, are really pleased that the bench, recently installed on one side of the ‘Rotary tree’, was in place for the Britain in Bloom South and South East judging day on Tuesday, 16 July. 
 
The seat is strategically placed so that users may look westward, along the High Street. The tree itself was planted in 2008 to replace a young London Plane tree that was irreparably damaged during an act of vandalism. The tree was donated in memory of Gordon Thomas, a founder member of the Cranleigh Rotary Club, who died in 2007 and who did so much for Cranleigh over the years. 

The original tree, which was funded by the members of Cranleigh Rotary Club, was planted to mark the Centenary of Rotary International. 
 
Photo captions:
Left - the new seat in memory of Rotarian Herb Cherry.
Right - Richard Kenyon, President of Cranleigh Rotary, sitting alongside Hazel Cherry on the new seat that has been installed in Cranleigh High Street in memory of Hazel's late husband, Herb.
Below - The London Plane tree when it was first planted in memory of Gordon Thomas, a founder member of Cranleigh Rotary.
 
Herbs benchHerbs bench - Hazel & Richard
 

Rotary Centenary Tree