Edward Youde (1924-1986)

Governor of Hong Kong 1982 to 1986.

This memorial plaque is a limestone which contains a significant amount of fragmented fossil material, notably pieces of crinoid. Crinoids are organisms that bear a superficial resemblance to a stemmed plant and hence are sometimes called sea lilies. They are, however, marine animals that live on the sea floor. It is the disarticulated columnals that formed the stem of the creature that are most easily recognisable from their often circular shape. This stone resembles a variety of Hopton Wood Stone, a Carboniferous limestone from Derbyshire.

wall tablet to Edward Youde