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The bench on the Downs

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This iron bench on the path up to St Hilary Downs has been rediscovered.  The inscription on the seat reads:
“This seat was given by Mrs Thomas Allen of 42 Connaught Square London in commemoration of the coronation of King George V 1911."
 
According the history documented on the St Hilary website Mrs Thomas Allen was the grandmother of Elgiva Ackland Allen. Click on this link to read more about the Ackland Allen family.
 
Thank you to Jane and Charles Williams from Stable Cottage, St Hilary for clearing the path to the bench. We can now enjoy the view!