The year is 2002 and the Gurney obelisk still stands amidst the hustle and bustle of Stratford. The monument also had a public drinking fountain and horse trough. The inscription reads:
In Remembrance Of
Who Died The 5th of June, 1856.
Erected By His Fellow Parishioners And
"When the ear heard him then it blessed him."
There is more about the life of Samuel Gurney on this website.