THE unveiling of a planter named Jack Stairs has been dedicated to Cardenden gentleman Jack Mitchell, who served the community for many years in his shop.

Cardenden Community Development Forum was pleased to have co-ordinated the work which has been done.

Said the Forum's Vi Penman: "We promote and develop community actions and one of the things the Forum is trying to do is keep the names of placse that have been known as something such as Jack Stairs, for ever, but never officially named.

"Jack Stairs have been called that for such a long time, 60 years at least if not a lot longer. He ran the local post office and small shop in the premises that is now called the Auld Men’s Shelter.

"Jack was a gentleman. He was always smartly dressed as well as being extremely helpful and well respected in the Community. When he passed away his son Johnny took over and continued the tradition in the post office for many years".

The unveiling was done by two of Jack's granddaughters, Jayne and Allison and they are pictured with members of the Forum keeping, community spirits up past and present.

Added Vi: "Thanks goes to the Community Pay back team who made the planter, put new slats on the fence and painted it, improving the appearance of this area.

"More naming of local places to come and it will be fun reminiscing over this."