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Sheffield Assay Office makes its mark on Manchester's Bee of Hope

13 Jul 2018

Sheffield Assay Office has made its mark on a commemorative bee in honour of the 22 people tragically killed in the Manchester Arena attack in May.

The beautiful silver ‘Bee of Hope’ was created by Councillor Carmine Grimshaw from Manchester City Council and engraved by Amy Walker, who works in Laser Marking

To honour those who sadly lost their lives, Cllr Grimshaw asked for 22 assay marks to be made on the bug’s wings. 

The silver and gold engraved bee was gifted to the Lord Mayor of ManchesterCouncillor June Hitchenand now sits in the Lord Mayor’s parlour in Manchester’s Central Library.

Cllr Grimshaw said: “Everyone at Sheffield Assay Office was really helpful and this resulted in the bee being stamped with my maker’s mark and 22 silver marks. There are 11 on each wing, which made it into a really wonderful thing.

“I’d like to thank everyone at Sheffield Assay Office for making the ‘Bee of Hope’ such a special treasure, which will sit in Manchester in remembrance of all those who sadly lost their lives.

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