My saddest task yet

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I have recently made this memorial plaque to a local boy (12 years old) who tragically lost his life in the local river Trent while trying to save two girls who had inadvertently fallen into the river. Both girls survived their ordeal but sadly Owen didn’t, he played rugby for the local club and was a very much liked lad with an infectious smile and a cheeky grin. He was born in the house opposite where i live and lived there until he was four. R.I.P. Owen

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.

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#1 posted 08-16-2017 06:21 PM

Sad story;but nice project.

As an older (Extended middle age) man I do appreciate every day!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 08-16-2017 06:43 PM

Very sorry for your loss. He sounds like he was a great kid.

-- Albert Einstein - "I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right."

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#3 posted 08-16-2017 07:44 PM

I’m sorry for your loss. You made a really nice plaque.

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#4 posted 08-16-2017 09:08 PM

Touching story. Very nice gesture. So sad to lose one so young.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 08-17-2017 01:07 AM

A sad story of a good heroic kid. My condolences, and nice work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 08-17-2017 02:13 AM

I must agree a very sad story here on this earth. He has a much greater life in the presence of God! May God comfort and bless his family!

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#7 posted 08-17-2017 06:27 AM

What can you say, that might be the reason he was on this earth, only ONE knows for sure?
In any case it is a tragic and heroic story to say the least.
A nice remembrance plaque!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#8 posted 08-19-2017 03:30 PM

Great remembrance for the young man, I am sure the family is very thankful

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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