Local history publications by Adam Luke
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Welcome to the website for “Doves, Pigeons and Masonry Bees” and “Spinning the Wheel of Fortune” by Adam Luke
Information about Adam Luke
Adam Luke, 16, was born in Trimdon and it is within this community that he has made his mark as a hugely valued fundraiser, volunteer and ambassador. Having been a member of the church family since the age of 3, Adam now assists with Sunday School and is the youngest ever member to be elected onto the District Church Council of St. Mary Magdalene.
His charity efforts – supporting some 21 causes – have involved the co-ordination and leadership of countless projects, most notably that which culminated in the raising of £75, 000 to install an accessible toilet in the parish church, £6,000 of which was raised directly by Adam. His involvement in directing local events and fundraisers has been pivotal in shaping the community of Trimdon; Adam’s influence is a convincing one. A keen interest in local history has been at the forefront of much of his work in and around the Trimdons. As an active political figure, Adam has recently been appointed Sedgefield Constituency Labour Party Youth Officer.
A respected member of Framwellgate School Durham, Adam played a leading role in entrepreneurial work, participating in the Future Business Magnates scheme in which the team took first place. His in-school organisation Beek Cards has enjoyed enormous success and has made charitable donations. Adam has been presented the House Award for his community and charity work. In 2008, he received the Young Achievers Award for Great Britain in recognition of his efforts for The Morris Minor Owners Club. In 2011 to acknowledge his incredible efforts and leadership skill, Adam was presented with the Framwellgate School Durham Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Wider Community, a much deserved accolade.
2011 saw the publication of Adam’s first book, Doves, Pigeons & Masonry Bees: An historical encounter with St. Mary Magdalene Church, Trimdon Village. Architectural historian and broadcaster, John Grundy, praised Adam’s “dedication to history, local culture and the built environment”, commenting on the “love and passion with it was written”. Phil Wilson M.P urged locals to, “Read Doves, Pigeons & Masonry Bees and be enthralled”.
Currently actively engaged in A level study at Framwellgate School Durham Sixth Form, it is Adam’s wish to read History at Oxford University; he continues to work as a hugely valued part of and for the wider community.
For information on Doves, Pigeons and Masonry Bees or the new publication “Spinning the Wheel of Fortune” please see the relevant section.