Mark’s History: Who wrote ‘Poem to Rob’ on Farnley bench?

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Photo: Mark Stevenson

This bench on Hall Lane in Farnley is a great place to walk up to sit and enjoy the view, writes Mark Stevenson.

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This old bench in Farnley has a mystery attached … Photo: Mark Stevenson

Judging by the style of the bench I would say it has been there a long while, but it is not marked on any of the maps I have looked at.

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Lovely views across the valley from this bench in Farnley. Photo: Mark Stevenson

But it’s not its age that has me interested. It is the plaque with a poem on it called ‘A poem to Rob’. Does anyone know who Rob is? Or who wrote the poem?


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