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Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of

Sculpture: Rotary Armillary

Erection date: /12/2000


{On a plaque on the plinth, below the Rotary International emblem:}
"Service Above Self"
Rotary Armillary
This armillary was presented to the people of the London Borough of Sutton in grateful thanks for their generosity in supporting Rotary Charities and to mark the new millennium.
The Rotary Club of Cheam has joined with the Rotary Clubs of Carshalton, Carshalton Beeches, Sutton, Sutton Nonsuch and Wallington.
December 2000
The project was made possible by the following sponsors:
Securicor PLC
Holiday Inn Sutton London
The Crown Agents
South Sutton Neighbourhood Association
Sutton and Cheam Society
The London Borough of Sutton

{On the armillary:}
Service above self
Rotary, founded in Chicago on 23rd February 1905. Paul Harris formed the first club with three other businessmen: Sylvester Schiele, a coal merchant, Gustavus Loehr, a mining engineer, and Hiram Shorey, a merchant sailor. Paul Harris named the new club "Rotary" because members met in rotation at their various places of business. Club membership grew rapidly. Soon Paul became convinced that the Rotary club could be developed into an important service movement and strove to extend Rotary to other cities around the world.

{Three stones by the armillary:}
In memory of of a courageous and unselfish man Tony Nind 2.1.1957 - 15.8.1998. His last ten years were voluntarily dedicated in services to Disability Action Sutton. Remembered with love, pride and gratitude by colleagues and the community. He made a difference.

There is a magic place nearby
Which everyone is free to try.
Treasures galore within your reach
To entertain, amuse or teach.
So come inside your library doors,
The freedom of the world is yours!
Suzanne Eccles

Sometimes it goes slowly at the library.
Sometimes it goes fast.
Looking at all the books I do hope it lasts.
Katie Johnson, aged 6.

{On a string of seven stones:}
Don't know of the past
Nor dream of the future
For time shall grow older
Seize the moment
Enjoy today
Not yesterday
Nor tomorrow.

An armillary (or astrolabe) is a model comprising rings showing the positions of astronomical objects. See Simon Wolff for others in London.

Site: Rotary Armillary (3 memorials)

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Disability Action Sutton

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Rotary International

An international organisation with the purpose of bringing together business ...

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Paul Percy Harris

Lawyer and co-founder of Rotary International. Born in Racine, Wisconsin. He ...

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Gustavus Loehr

Mining engineer and co-founder of Rotary International. Born in Carlinville, ...

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Crown Agents

An international development company based in the U.K. It helps other countri...

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Holiday Inn

Hotel chain. Founded in Memphis, Tennessee, by Kemmons Wilson. There are curr...

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Securicor PLC

Security company. Founded by Edward Shortt as Nightwatch Services. Originally...

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Sutton and Cheam Society

Former community group.

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Sutton Heritage mosaic

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Sutton Heritage mosaic plaque

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