Plaque unveiled for Claire in Seaford

The plaque with Claire's family and Seaford mayor Mark Brown.
The plaque with Claire's family and Seaford mayor Mark Brown.

A plaque showing the distance to Greenland, America and Europe has been unveiled on Seaford seafront.

It was commissioned by the Martello Rotary Club of Seaford with money left to it by the late Claire Ivory, a past president of the club, who died in 2009.

Claire had a great interest in Rotary the world over and in fighting poverty.

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

“I would like to thank Rotarian Tony Reynolds 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 Stonemasons of Brighton.”

The plaque will show the direction of and distance in miles from Seaford to cities located in the geographical areas of Greenland, America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

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

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

Seaford mayor 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. ”

In Claire’s presidential year she encouraged support for water projects in remote villages in Nepal.

The plaque was designed by Rotarian Anthony Reynolds in conjunction with Tilley Stonemasons Ltd of Brighton.

It was built by Rotarian Shaughn Arkwell and will be the property of Seaford Town Council.

The Rotary Club raises money for good causes at home and abroad.