In 2014, six artists were commissioned to design and create a durable, unique and imaginative bench that celebrates an aspect or characteristic of Herne Bay for everyone. The six benches form a nice trail from Hampton to Reculver to
encourage visitors to explore the three miles of coastline of the Herne Bay Coastal Park.
This was Jason Onion's interpretation:
This bench is in memory of a family friend, story teller and bird enthusiast, Bert Addley of Herne Bay. It is also dedicated to the many customers, couples and friends - including Bert - who enjoyed the original Macaris Ice Cream parlour 1931 to 2008.
It was designed and created by Jason Charles Onion, an original member of the Macari family. The bench is made from reclaimed hardwood that was once part of the original Victorian sea defences.