Bench appeal smashes target

An appeal to raise money for a bench in memory of local heroine Jill Stock, who was killed in a road traffic collision last year, has met its target and then some. Her friends and neighbours answered the call and now plans for the memorial can proceed.

Her family have taken another step to remember her work. Jill loved Wanstead and created a montage of lots of characters and sights, which she had made into a jigsaw puzzle. She and husband Mick would sell these at a stall at the Farmers’ Market (though many suspected this was really just a ruse to chat to people).

Now the puzzles  are available to buy online at a site the family has set up. There is also a range of cards and prints on the site, all available at this address.