Trio of benches at Kimberworth marks Covid, NHS and the Queen
The trio of seats was created for Rotherham Council by memorial specialists Roll and Scroll and East Anglian Galvanizing.
The benches were hot-dipped in a molten zinc bath at about 450 deg C to protect the steel from rust and corrosion for up to 70 years.
Roll and Scroll managing director Chris Kennedy said: “It was an absolute honour to be asked by RMBC to create three benches, one dedicated to late Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign, another commemorating our hardworking NHS staff, and the final one in remembrance of all those that we lost to Covid-19.
“We knew how important these would be to the local community and wanted to ensure they would remain in immaculate condition, able to be enjoyed by many for years to come.
“As a permanent fixture outside Kimberworth Library, we knew we had to carefully select an appropriate finish that could effectively withstand the elements.”
Jake Pinner, sales manager at East Anglian Galvanizing, added: “It was an absolute honour to be involved in galvanising these beautiful benches.
“Not only are they physically a spectacle, but the significant sentiments behind them is incredibly heart-warming, and it’s a great privilege to have played a key role in ensuring they are fit for purpose long-term and available for the local community to enjoy for the foreseeable future.”
East Anglian Galvanizing Ltd is part of Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd, the largest hot-dip galvanising organisation in the UK with a history dating back over 150 years.