Remembering Helen Crick
Many of those who visit the play park will have seen an old bench in the Under 6's area with a small plaque on it. The bench was installed in memory of Helen Crick, who grew up in Broadfields Close in the 1970s and 80s and attended Gislingham Primary School and Hartismere High School.
Some readers may have wondered who Helen was and others will remember her with love and happy memories.
As the play park was receiving some TLC, Helen's friends asked if her plaque could be given a polish too. The volunteers whipped out their power tools and went to work, and the result wasn't just a shinier plaque, but a new bench too.
Sadly, Helen left us in 1998 but, of course, her friends and family have never forgotten her and thought this was the perfect time to remember her and share some photos.