John and Garth memorial seat

I was very moved to see the arrival of a beautiful wooden seat at Exmouth Quay to commemorate the lives of my late husband, John, and the Town Crier Garth Gibson.

Both were members of the Exmouth Shantymen singers and the seat, on the walkway at the entrance to the marina, is inscribed “Shantymen Who Set Sail in 2009. Sing on in Heaven’s Bar.”

I would like to thank harbourmaster Keith Graham for coming up with the idea and quay developers Eagle One for providing such a stylish memorial to two fine men.

Thanks also, to Marcia Sands for providing such beautiful words for the inscription.

Mrs Cath Nettleton,


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