I delivered the first plinth to the Archive this morning. Dawn met me there and after struggling with the heavy box from the car we set it down in a currently unused room.
The plinth, which will ultimately be painted white, contains a power supply in the form of a large lead-acid battery, a coin slot mechanism and a timer circuit. Drop a suitable coin in the slot and the motor runs quietly for a preset period.
Colonel Rutherford was the first to try out this privileged placement!
Looking good we both agreed.The good Colonel sits on his stool under the baking desert sun sketching and occasionally looking up at his subject .
Next time: Catherine Marshall and the Suffragette donkey!