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Work commences on a sundial in memory of Mr Gedye

20 May 2020  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in: ,

Work has started on a project to create a sundial in memory of Adam Gedye, a highly regarded Mathematics Teacher at Richmond School and Sixth Form College.  As well as being a member of staff for thirteen years, Mr Gedye was a former student and Headboy, much-loved by his peers, admired by his students and a friend and valued colleague to all the staff.

Despite delays in sourcing some materials, due to the lockdown, work has commenced on the building of the large sundial. It is sited in the north-east corner of the school grounds and will be dedicated to Mr Gedye’s memory. The dressed month stones have been very kindly donated by A D Calvert Architectural Stone Supplies Ltd, of Leyburn, and will form the stunning centrepiece of the design. The outlying rings of 28 hour stones are now starting to be positioned around the edge of a six metre circle.

The aim is to complete the project by the end of the summer time, although some work may need to be finished at a later date.  We look forward to keeping you updated on the progress of the project and to sharing information about opportunities to donate. Details about how this can be done will follow in the coming weeks. The photographs give a flavour of the work in progress.

Photographs show : 2.Taken at 11:40 the shovel shadow is slightly to the left of the summer-time 12-o-clock stone | 3. The first four stones, two for summer and two for winter, laid beyond the lattice that marks out where the month stones will be placed | 4. The stainless steel hour markers that will be attached to the hour stones | 5.  The first of the hour stones has arrived |  6. The design is starting to take shape  | 7. The site for the sundial. | 8. The month stones

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