IT WAS good to see the coverage given in the Advertiser on October 12 to the memorial bench installed in the Edward Kersley Playing Field at Overton (page 12, ‘Bench dedicated in park’).

It may be of interest to your readers to know that not only is it named after Edward Kersley but the field was in fact donated to Overton by his son Mervyn Kersley (our father) in memory of his father; a condition of the gift being that the field should never be sold.

As a family we are pleased to see how well the field is being kept and used by the people of Overton and the variety of equipment for the young members to enjoy.

Mary Dovey, Whitenap Lane, Romsey and on behalf of Stuart Kersley, Celia Thielemeyer, grandson and granddaughters of Edward Kersley.