One man’s Labour of love in Church Aston

One man’s Labour of love in Church Aston

Back in 1965 a bench was given on behalf of the Womens Institute and was places outside a bungalow in Church Aston.

It doesn’t really belong to anyone, and over the last 50 or so years has been ravaged by the weather and the sun’s rays. The wood has bleached and cracked, and because it’s not owned by anyone, it’s been neglected.

Robin Maddox decided that he wanted to restore the bench and give a little back to society in a small way, seeing as society and the NHS gave him his life back, following transplant surgery.

He cleaned the bricks and repointed the mortar of the seats base. He stripped back the components of the bench and lovingly sanded and repaired each part before reassembling and staining the bench.

The results are stunning. It may only be a bench in a small village in Shropshire, but this bench represents so much more to the village, society and Robin Maddox.

Here’s to another 50 years of service for Robins Bench. “Its for anyone to sit on, it doesn’t belong to me, but the Spinney now has an attractive seat to sit on.”


15 thoughts on “One man’s Labour of love in Church Aston

  • July 14, 2017 at 8:14 pm
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    Well done Robin Maddox x

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  • July 14, 2017 at 8:15 pm
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    Good on the guy need more people like him

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  • July 14, 2017 at 8:19 pm
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    ❤ thank you Telford Live for recognising Robin ‘s efforts. Hes such a selfless individual, with a massive heart. X

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  • July 14, 2017 at 8:19 pm
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    Wonderful! ❤️

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  • July 14, 2017 at 8:22 pm
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    Well done Robin xxx

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  • July 14, 2017 at 8:36 pm
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    Looks fantastic Robin!! Well done buddy!!

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  • July 14, 2017 at 8:41 pm
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    Not many people would do this shows there is still respect in this world

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  • July 14, 2017 at 8:58 pm
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    Lovely. If everyone gave just a little bit back, the world would be a much better place. Xx

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  • July 14, 2017 at 8:59 pm
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    Beautiful. What a lovely thing to do.

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  • August 1, 2017 at 3:57 pm
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    looks good Robin, what a great thing to day.

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  • August 1, 2017 at 3:59 pm
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    Well Done Robin, it looks fantastic!! it has been transformed. It is fantastic how much Robin gives to the community on various projects around Telford. Well done Robin

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