THE lives of two Neston teenagers killed in a road accident 50 years ago have been honoured with a special memorial bench.

Friends John Jones, 17, and Tom Norman, 16, died after the car they were in struck a tree on Column Road in Caldy in November 1970.

Now a memorial bench in the boys' names has been installed at their local youth club after an earlier tribute went missing.

Members of the Jones and Norman families attended the unveiling of the bench in a socially-distanced gathering.

Gareth Prytherch, manager of Neston Community Youth Centre said: "It is an honour to enable the families of John Jones and Tom Norman to have a permanent place to remember their loved ones.

"The memorial that was a fixture of the old building had been lost following demolition and it had always been the intention of the patrons to reinstate something.

"Thanks to the incredible work of a small number of volunteers, this bench will become a focal point for reflection in our Community Garden."

John's sister, BBC Radio Merseyside presenter Helen Jones, paid tribute to the victims, including the brother she never knew.

She said: "Time is a great healer, but I know from family members that the loss of those two young lives is still deeply felt after all these years. John and Tom enjoyed their times at the youth centre.

"We are grateful they can now be remembered in this lovely way."