A BELOVED Holyhead ‘legend’ who died earlier this year has been honoured with a special stone bench.

The death of well known photographer and lifetime president of the Holyhead Maritime Museum John Cave MBE created a huge sense of loss in his home town.

Now, family and friends have unveiled a memorial seat at the Connemara Memorial, on Newry Beach. The Moelfre marble bench features a plaque saying: 'Just One More' and there is a camera carved into the stone, referring to John's interest in photography.

The bench was dedicated last Saturday at a ceremony led by Canon Christine Llewelyn and unveiled by John's daughter Susan and husband Alan Prince.

It was commissioned and donated by the South Stack Ynys Lawd Co. John was one of its four directors. Another director and John's friend Richard Burnell, said: "John was a legend in Holyhead. We gathered at the Connemara Memorial to celebrate his life and all that he did for the community of Holyhead. It's fitting that his bench is at the memorial, as it was the last completed project he and the company worked on."

The Connemara was a ship that sailed between Ireland and Holyhead and sank in 1916.

Richard added "The memorial was dedicated in July, 2017. Little did John or company know that a bench would be placed here sooner than anticipated. John loved his local history, now he has become part of that history."

Cllr Ann Kennedy said: “I was delighted to speak at the unveiling of the magnificent stone bench. It was the culmination of plans and dreams John had. As Rhun ap Iorwerth said: 'many will come after us and ask who was John Cave? Why does it say 'just one more' on the stonework? Why is there a camera? By telling his story, memory will pass down from generation to generation. I encourage everyone to sit on the bench and reflect on John's contribution to the town."