Sophie Lancaster and her boyfriend Rob Maltby were just an ordinary, sweet, gentle young couple in love, who happened to be Goths. A bunch of thugs, who couldn't cope with anyone who wanted to be different, beat them up. Sophie suffered severe head injuries, from which she died.
A Trust has been set up in her memory, to try to increase tolerance of young people's cultures and life-style choices.
This memorial bench is on the seafront at Whitby, spiritual home to all Goths and a rather lovely place to be commemorated. Memorial benches are usually dedicated to loved ones who lived to a ripe old age, enjoying walking and country views in their retirement. I found the mix of tradition and Goth black flowers poignant.
The title is taken from the plaque, see V2.
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