This chair has been with us for many  years,  providing a nice place to sit, and latterly growing pretty lichen – but earlier this year I was the final straw….

I have hunted and hunted for replacement slats, without success – and I know that getting someone in to make new ones would be more than the bench is worth as I have seen a replica on t’internet for £39.

So it seems the bench is another symbol of our throwaway society.