Bench to honour Captain Tom of Bedford unveiled at village station

It's at Millbrook station on the Marston Vale line

Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 12:24 pm
Updated Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 12:24 pm

A commemorative bench - honouring the late Captain Tom - has been unveiled at Millbrook station.

Funded by Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership (CRP) with a contribution from Marston Moretaine Parish Council, the bench was designed by Roll & Scroll Ltd and was officially unveiled by Captain Tom’s daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore, and Eric Robinson MBE, county president of Royal British Legion Bedfordshire.

Stephen Sleight, Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership officer, said: “Captain Tom was such an inspiration to the whole country, and I’m delighted there is a permanent reminder of him at a station he knew well.

The event was attended by representatives from the Community Rail Partnership, Marston Moretaine Parish Council, the Royal British Legion, the Friends of Millbrook Station, the Bedford to Bletchley Rail Users’ Association - and Captain Tom’s daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore

"I would also to thank my CRP colleague Andy Buckley for coming up with the idea for the bench and the Friends of Millbrook Station for their dedicated voluntary work in transforming the appearance of the station over the last 10 years."

Hannah Ingram-Moore added: “I am incredibly proud to reveal this beautiful memorial bench for my father Captain Sir Tom Moore here at Millbrook station. It’s something that everyone can enjoy when visiting here at this beautifully-maintained train station in our home county.

"My father was so invested in local community and would be thrilled to hear the volunteers who uphold Millbrook station are so passionate and dedicated in caring for the station and the travellers who pass through. I implore you to volunteer at Millbrook, where your support would be most welcome."

The commemorative bench at Millbrook station