New sundial now in place at All Saints’ Church in Stamford

The new sundial at All Saints' Church in Stamford was installed on the south parapet. Pictured, back from left, James Wheeler, Billy Lillywhite (both Cliveden Conservation), John Dawson (Stamford Town Council), Peter Stevens, Graddon Rowlands and Richard Barry (all Stamford Civic Society) and front, Spencer Hall  (Cliveden Conservation), Harriet James (Sunnydials and British Sundial Society) and Canon Donald Gray (Stamford Civic Society)
The new sundial at All Saints' Church in Stamford was installed on the south parapet. Pictured, back from left, James Wheeler, Billy Lillywhite (both Cliveden Conservation), John Dawson (Stamford Town Council), Peter Stevens, Graddon Rowlands and Richard Barry (all Stamford Civic Society) and front, Spencer Hall (Cliveden Conservation), Harriet James (Sunnydials and British Sundial Society) and Canon Donald Gray (Stamford Civic Society)
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A new sundial marking a society’s 50th anniversary now has pride of place at a church.

Work to put the new sundial up on the south parapet at All Saints’ Church in Red Lion Square, Stamford, was completed on Wednesday last week.

Stamford Civic Society carried out the work in partnership with the church, to restore the sundial on the church and replace it with the new one to mark the society’s 50th anniversary.

It was funded by a grant from the Skells Trust.

The old sundial has been restored and is now inside the church by the north door.

Civic society chairman Gwyneth Gibbs said: “We are absolutely delighted with the new sundial. It looks fantastic.

“The scaffolding came down on Saturday and it was so nice that it was actually sunny so we could fully appreciate it.”

The design of the new sundial is similar to the old one but has a border, which commemorates the diamond jubilee.

The six declination curves on the sundial also mark different dates from those on the original including February 6, the date of the Queen’s accession to the throne, and October 12, the date the civic society was founded 50 years ago.

The new sundial is also coloured blue and gold.

The civic society is working on two information boards, one which will be placed inside next to the old sundial and one outside below the new sundial, which will be put up later this year.

The society is also hoping the Bishop of Lincoln will come to an official unveiling of the sundial in the summer.