Fans of the late Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding are hoping to get a bench installed at Primrose Hill as a long-lasting memorial.
The singer died last Sunday, September 5, aged 39 just a year after she revealed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Now, loyal supporters behind the Twitter account ‘Sarah Harding Fans’ are considering plans for a bench in one of her favourite London spots.
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Writing on Twitter, the fan account said: “We’ve been discussing things and we thought it might be nice to have a bench dedicated to Sarah, this would be a long lasting memorial for her, what do you guys think??”
They added that both Primrose Hill and Manchester would be considered as suitable places for the bench.
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Sarah has long been associated with Primrose Hill largely due to one single lyric in the band’s 2009 hit The Promise.
In the song, Sarah sings: “Here I am, walking Primrose, wondering when I’m gonna see you again.”
The line is regarded by Girls Aloud fans to be one of Sarah’s most iconic moments in the band.
The singer had previously lived near Primrose Hill, though she initially didn’t realise the lyric was about the famous London area.
Songwriter Miranda Cooper told the BBC that after The Promise went to number one, Sarah asked what the lyric meant.
“We told her it was about walking on Primrose Hill. She thought it was about walking her dog called Primrose. It was brilliant and just perfectly Sarah,” Miranda said.
Dozens of other fans of Sarah have praised the “awesome” memorial bench idea.
Singer-songwriter Talia Dean posted: “She loved primrose hill so much. She loved taking the dogs there.”
Another fan said: “Such a beautiful idea, Primrose Hill would be such a special place for it”.
Sarah revealed in August 2020 that she had breast cancer, and in March this year, she revealed it was terminal, and she did not expect to make it to Christmas.
Following her death, Sarah’s mum Marie shared a touching tribute with her fans on Instagram.
She wrote: “I’d like to thank everyone for their kind support over the past year. It meant the world to Sarah and it gave her great strength and comfort to know she was loved.
“I know she won’t want to be remembered for her fight against this terrible disease – she was a bright shining star and I hope that’s how she can be remembered instead.”
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