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Sweary memorial plaque is removed from park bench

16 May 2022 2 minute read
The sweary plaque and a shocked seagull

The sweary memorial plaque placed on a bench in Aberystwyth that has become an internet sensation has now been removed by the council.

Ceredigion Council confirmed it had removed the spoof plaque which reads (and a strong language warning follows)

In loving memory of Huw Davies
Used to sit here and shout
Fuck off! at the seagulls.

A spokesperson for Ceredigion County Council said: “An unauthorised plaque had been placed, by an unknown person, on an existing bench within Aberystwyth Castle grounds. The plaque has been removed.”

What is being touted by many as the greatest park bench memorial dedications ever came to light on social media yesterday, thanks to a post which has now gone viral by James Vaughan, who snapped the explicit tribute while out walking.

Posting an image on Twitter of the memorial plaque secured to a park bench in the grounds of Aberystwyth Castle, James – a professor of history at the seaside town’s university, posted: ‘By some distance the best park bench memorial I’ve ever encountered’.

Fair play to whoever placed this guerrilla plaque and the stunt they pulled. But what we need to know now is who placed it there and why?

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Cynan
Cynan
6 months ago

Boooooo!

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
6 months ago

This memorial was tongue in cheek. Disappointed to see that Ceredigion Council couldn’t see that this was their intention.

But I too have a created a memorial of my very own at home. It’s dedicated to the Conservative & Unionist party. And whenever I flush my toilet often put a blue toilet block in my cistern to turn the water Tory blue as tribute to Margret Thatcher in-between firing off the odd steaming salvo.

Wynford Jones
Wynford Jones
6 months ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

Too much detail !!

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
6 months ago
Reply to  Wynford Jones

It was, I agree. But I promise in the future will reframe from mentioning the cuss words Tory & Thatcher in the same sentence too many times.

Welsh_Siôn
Welsh_Siôn
6 months ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

You fancy a trip to Grantham?

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
6 months ago
Reply to  Welsh_Siôn

If it means painting the town brown. Certainly. 👍

Welsh_Siôn
Welsh_Siôn
6 months ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

I was thinking you might want to BYOE (Bring Your Own Eggs) with which to pay tribute to the latest statue there …

Joe
Joe
6 months ago

More snowflakery!

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