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I’m so pleased to see the bench finally in place and in such a good setting. Alan was also heavily involved in helping me with research into the Grange Catacombs – the write-up of this is now available via the Grange Cemetery pages. I am sad that he wasn’t here to see visitors’ significant interest in the catacombs during the recent Open Days. As well as Alan’s great work with the Community Payback Scheme he contributed significantly to our efforts on cemetery gardening days. I remember well the tree trunks and memorials he freed from their ivy shrouds, and always done with a dogged determination (outside of bird nesting season, of course).