Pendleton’s new sundial, specially commissioned to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, has been unveiled by John Aspinall, of Standen Hall.
The dial has been mounted on a sizeable stone, which until recently was to be found in the churchyard and has been kindly donated by All Saints Church, Pendleton.
Village skills were pooled and a team effort ensured that the sandstone slab was erected and cleaned ready to accept the specially designed sundial from Stephen Holehan, of Stephen Holehan Sundials. To ensure an accurate reading of time, several measurements had to be taken and the angle of declination proved difficult to obtain as the sun proved extremely elusive! With the increasing threat from metal thieves, it was decided that a non-metal dial would be a more appropriate choice than a traditional brass face. A carved stone trough will be added to the front at a later date.
This community project has been funded by the proceeds of the Village Duck Race on June 2nd and a grant from Lancashire County Council.