The inauguration of the new stone sign for The Earles Meadow Public Open Space took place on 16th November 2013 in front of over 100 local residents, with the official “unveiling” conducted by Pete Crawford, Head of People and Wildlife for Sussex Wildlife Trust
This piece of Horsham stone was formed locally, in the Lower Cretaceous Period, around 130 million years ago. It stands over 2m above ground, is 1m wide, 200 – 250 mm thick and weighs around 1.75 metric tons.
The design on the Stone was crafted and carved by Christopher Elsey, a Full Member of Letter Exchange, at his Studio workshop in Wivelsfield Green.
A substantial part of the cost was raised from local residents’ donations and sponsorships with the balance coming from a Grant arranged by the North Horsham Parish Council, on whose land it stands, as a long lasting feature promoting the preserved “parkland, meadows and woodland”