Keith Poynton was popular for various reasons. He was a loving husband, a great dad, an avid cricket fan and a hardworking businessman. He was also a family friend to our managing director, Edward Sloane, and so when Ed was personally asked to create a memorial bench in Keith’s honour, he couldn’t resist adding a part of Keith’s special and unique personality. Ed always saw Keith wearing ‘snazzy socks’ and thought it was fitting that the bench should pay tribute in such a way. Brightly coloured socks were a favourite of Keith’s and they are now being produced to raise money in his memory for the Cricket Derbyshire Foundation.
Keith’s wife, Sheena, wanted the bench to stand out and represent his extraordinary character so together with its ‘snazzy socks’ the bench is painted bright red, Keith’s favourite colour.
The memorial bench was installed at Lullington Cricket Club, the club where Keith was vice-president and where he often watched his sons play cricket. Edward installed the bench on a very important date, Keith and his wife Sheena’s wedding anniversary. Both the date and venue are of exceptional importance to Keith’s relatives and friends and we were honoured to be trusted with such a special duty.