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Centenary Gift to the City
Dedication of the College Green Sundial
May 13th  2022 

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To commemorate our 100 years in York,
Rotary members funded the restoration of this historic sundial
(details of the restoration project

The dedication ceremony took place at the sundial on May 13th
with Canon Michael Smith, Acting Dean of York
Cllr Ashley Mason JP,  Sheriff of York
Sheriff's consort Danielle Mason
Stephen Lusty, Chair of York Civic Trust

and Charlie Gee, Apprentice Mason who had carved the stooling for the
ball finial as part of the restoration

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Video record of dedication ceremony

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President David reflected on the event.....

"The Sundial ceremony was attended by 35 Rotarians and we were blessed by dry weather, though it was a bit blustery. 


Canon Michael Smith acting Dean performed a very nice ceremony and blessed the Sundial, the new tree and the plaque. 


Canon Michael mentioned that on completion the re-landscaped College Green area is to be designated to the memorial of those who have lost their lives from Covid, that is something really important for the city. 


Stephen Lusty chair of the Civic Trust commented on the importance of the project. 


The occasion was rounded off by the Sheriff of York, Ashley Mason who commented on the great partnership shown by the project. "

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(L to r) Stephen Lusty, Canon Michael Smith, Danielle Mason,

                             Sheriff Ashley Mason, David Fotheringham, Charlie Gee

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President David Fotheringham with  President-Elect Mary Lumley

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