Original article from Kent Live
Memorial benches may be a common sight but there's a unique story behind each one.
Often placed in the favoured spots of loved-ones who have died, it allows family, friends, and strangers to sit back and enjoy a cherished corner of the earth.
Not every bench, however, has such a poignant meaning.
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One walker recently spotted a rather amusing plaque on a bench in Margate, reports The Mirror.
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It reads: 'Dedicated to Hayden Kays. Forever missed by his friends and family – He's not dead yet. He's just become increasingly anti-social.'
The image was shared on Reddit with the caption: 'Found this on a bench in Margate at the weekend' and racked up more than 100 comments as people added similar messages they had found."
One replied: "In the middle of Crystal Palace Park there's a fenced off private fishing pond. On a bench right outside, there's one dedicated to a woman who 'took pleasure in annoying the fishermen by feeding the ducks'."
And a second wrote: "There was one in Brighton years ago that said something like 'Gary Smith made his first ******* rolled spliff here, March 1995'."
Others were left chuckling at the message in 'memory' of Hayden, as one pointed out: "How ominous is that 'yet' though."
And someone else joked: "I need my name on a plaque like that. Dating back to before the pandemic."
People from the area appeared to work out who might be behind the plaque, with many attributing it to artist Hayden Kays, with one saying his work is "often political and pretty satirical".
One commented: "Hayden Kays is an artist and he is based in Margate. I think he likely paid for it himself," while another speculated: "I'm sure it’s not official. Hayden does things like this all the time."