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 Photo-a-Day      (Tuesday, 24th November, 2015) Views: 2,111 
Part of old Sundial
 Part of old Sundial   by Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
Haigh Hall.

Comment by A.W. on 24th November 2015 at 11:49
I studied this sundial about 25 years ago, a reliable source told me that it could have originated in Scotland.


Comment by Garry on 24th November 2015 at 12:40
Well it does say Edenburgh, that's spelled wrong so at an educated guess it's not. There is a place in Scotland called EDINBURGH that is the Capital if Scotland.


Comment by Ken R on 24th November 2015 at 16:06
Interesting. If this is part of an old Sundial, where is the other part?, could Mick be using it as a wristwatch??


Comment by Fred Mason on 24th November 2015 at 16:51
Could be from Edenburgh, South Africa.

"

Qiblah direction from the sun (Most Accurate Method):
The most accurate method for determining the Qiblah direction for mosques is the Sun. For most of the days at a specific time of the day, the sun shadow of a Sundial directly faces the Qiblah or the opposite of the S.D. shadow faces Qiblah direction. Also at noon time S.D. shadow or its opposite points to the Geographical North . These times can be calculated for everyday for any desired location.

Location: Edenburgh, South Africa
Latitude:
-24.4000
Longitude:
30.6667
Time zone: Month:
Year:
2015"


Comment by Derek Platt on 24th November 2015 at 17:30
As a kid many moons ago our family used to go to Haigh Plantations often in the summer. How come I've never seen it. It seems to me that there is a list of places writted on the front face. e.i. Wigan Madrid Edenburgh etc
with notations of their relative times of day.That,s my offering anyway.


Comment by Mick on 24th November 2015 at 19:01
Its also got written on it, Buenas Ayres, New Foundland, Quebec, Boston,Cape Horn, Rome, Venice, Madrid, St Helens and Wigan

I will put some more photos of it on the forum section of Wiganworld


Comment by A.W. on 26th November 2015 at 08:48
Garry it's a polyhedral sundial, they usually do show the times in many places - as do many other types of sundial.


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