New plaque for seafront thanks to Claire’s legacy

New directional plaque unveiled on Seaford seafront SUS-140619-144244001
New directional plaque unveiled on Seaford seafront SUS-140619-144244001

Ever wondered how far away Cairo or Washington DC are from the streets of Seaford?

Now you can find out if you take a stroll along the town’s seafront thanks to a local charitable organisation and a legacy from a woman who gave a great deal to the town.

The Martello Rotary Club of Seaford recently commissioned a directional plaque on the seafront with a legacy from the late Claire Ivory, a Past President of the club who sadly passed away in 2009.

Claire had a great interest in Rotary the world over, and the plaque will be a directional/distance indicator showing the direction and distance in miles from Seaford of cities across the world.

Supporting the project Seaford Town Council approved its ownership of the plaque in October 2013, ensuring that this interesting feature will become a recognised part of Seaford’s seafront for years to come.

The current president of Martello Rotary Club Janice Vince said at the recent unveiling, “This directional plaque has taken a long time to get to this stage.

“I would like to thank Rotarian Tony Renyolds for making sure all the correct information went to the correct place and for project managing the plaque.

“ I would also like to thank Rotarians Shaughn Arkwell and Clive Rimell, for building the plaque in such fine style.

“The plaque is of granite and was engraved for us by Tilley’s Stone masons of Brighton.”

Claire’s brothers unveiled the plaque which was formally gifted by Seaford Martello Rotary Club to the town of Seaford.

Seaford Town Council Mayor Councillor Mark Brown said, “Seaford Town Council would like to thank Martello Rotary Club and the late Claire Ivory for this wonderful addition to the seafront.

“The town council will gladly take on its future maintenance. ”

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