Memorial bench is dedicated to popular Dunmow Players member

PUBLISHED: 15:04 21 November 2016 | UPDATED: 15:05 21 November 2016

Left to right: Reverend Ruth Patten, Sharon Scott, Graham's daughter, and Sue Davies, Graham's widow.

Left to right: Reverend Ruth Patten, Sharon Scott, Graham's daughter, and Sue Davies, Graham's widow.

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A memorial bench was dedicated to a Dunmow singer last week (November 14) who passed away suddenly in February this year.

Graham Davies, who was a member of the Dunmow Players for 12 years and had lived in Great Dunmow since 2003, died from a sudden aortic aneurysm at 74 – where a heart artery is thin and bursts.

He used to walk his dog past where the bench now is, outside St. Mary’s Parish Church in Church End.

A short service of dedication was conducted by Reverend Ruth Patten and the Chelmsford Male Voice Choir, another group he had been a part of, sung his favourite song – Deep Harmony.

The bench was organised by John Taylor, who had been the Musical Director of Chelmsford Male Voice Choir, until October this year.

Up until his death, Graham had been to every rehearsal that the choir had for a concert at the Royal Albert Hall, which was in October.

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