A FAMILY, villagers and members of a parish council celebrated the dedication of a new bench on Monday.

Overton Parish Council had installed a bench at Edward Kersley Playing Field in memory of the “master builder, wheelwright and true Overtonian” who the park was named after in 1944.

Grandson of Edward, Stuart Kersley, thanked all those involved for the “fitting” tribute to the craftsman, and for the recognition of the community man.