A memorial bench celebrating the life of Captain Sir Tom Moore has been installed at Millbrook station, which is operated by London Northwestern Railway.
Captain Sir Tom Moore’s daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore was the guest of honour at the ceremony where the bench was unveiled.
The Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership funded the bench along with Marston Moreteyne Parish Council and now sits on the platform next to a poem that was commissioned in Captain Tom’s honour that was installed last year.
Captain Tom Moore died in February after raising more than £32m for NHS Charities Together by walking around his garden in the run-up to his 100th birthday last year.
Along with Hannah Ingram-Moore, guests at the ceremony were representatives from the CRP, the parish council, London Northwestern Railway, the Friends of Millbrook Station, the Bedford to Bletchley Rail Users Association and the Royal British Legion
Lawrence Bowman, customer experience director for London Northwestern Railway, said: “Through his inspirational attitude and incredible fundraising Captain Tom united the whole country and I am delighted we have been able to help his local community honour his memory in this way.
“I am grateful to the hard work of the Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership and the local parish council for their work which will help rail passengers reflect on Captain Tom’s life while they travel.”
Hannah Ingram-Moore said: “I was incredibly proud to reveal this beautiful bench for my father, which is something everyone can enjoy when they visit this beautifully maintained station in our home county.
“My father was so invested in the local community and I know he would have been thrilled to hear about the passion and dedication of the volunteers who uphold Millbrook station.”
Stephen Sleight, from the Marston Vale CRP, said: “It was a great privilege to welcome Hannah to Millbrook station to unveil this stunning bench. Captain Tom was such an inspiration to the whole country and I am delighted there is now a permanent reminder of him at a station he knew so well.”
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