The Bishop of Lincoln was a special guest at a ceremony yesterday (Tuesday) to celebrate the conservation of an old sundial and the installation of a new one.
tamford Civic Society has installed a new sundial at All Saints’ Church in Red Lion Square, Stamford, to mark its own 50th anniversary and the Queen’s diamond jubilee.
The sundial was installed in April and the former sundial has been restored and is now inside the church by the north door.
Two information boards, one outside below the new sundial and one inside near the former one, are now in place.
The Bishop of Lincoln the Rt Rev Christopher Lowson unveiled the new information boards during the ceremony at the church.
Pupils from Stamford School and St Gilbert’s Primary School, Stamford, were also among the 50 guests at the ceremony.
Afterwards the guests went to St John’s Church where there is an exhibition on the sundial project including work from Stamford School pupils. Refreshments were also served.
Stamford Civic Society received Heritage Lottery backing to raise awareness of the built heritage in the town, particularly with young people, using the sundial project as an example, and society members have already worked with Stamford School and St Gilbert’s School pupils as part of this.
The exhibition will be in place for people to view for a few weeks.
Chairman of the civic society Gwyneth Gibbs said she was pleased with how the ceremony went.
She said: “The sun did come out occassionally so we could see the sundial was working.
“Everyone there was interested in the project which was also nice to see.”