Sustrans' Portrait Bench is an ongoing project, the creation of a series of nationwide sculptures that when completed will total 230 figures. The three figures here are in Paddington about a half mile from the station and in a grassy area at the side of St Mary's church. Below I quote from a little circular plaque bolted to the side of a bench:
'Alan Turing OBE, FRS 1912–1954
Father of computer science,
WWII code-breaker who led cryptanalysis
of the Enigma Machine'
'Mary Seacole 1805–1881
Nursed wounded soldiers
on the battlefield during the Crimean War'
'Michael Bond OBE
Author and creator of the beloved