This month saw the re-installation of the sun dial kindly donated by the Richardson family back in 1908. The sun dial stood on the Masters lawn, however when the tennis courts were extended in 2014, it unfortunately became homeless. So it is lovely to see it now back in pride of place, so very close to its original position and (especially for now) basking in the sun. Honorary Old Scholar David Robinson was kind enough to offer his expertise and install it for us, it was fascinating and insightful to watch him at work. Many thanks also to William Birch & Sons Ltd on helping with the plinth installation.
It was so lovely to then be able to welcome Michael Richardson – great grandson – and show him the sun dial in situ, and reminisce back to his time at Bootham.