Introduction: A Slate Sundial, Carved by My Great Great Great Grandfather in 1858.
This is a slide show of a Slate sundial carved by my great great great grandfather, his name was Alexander Mills. The sundial was carved in 1858 from a piece of slate, the dial part is broken but the slate is in quite good order.
One of my dad's old customers called today to show us this, he has just bought the Bingham farm and this was in the garden.
I had not been aware that any of my ancestors had been an ornamental stone mason or sculptor.
It seems that there where a number of these made by Alexander and there are a few that have survived still in the local area. I must try and find out where they are so I can get some photos of them too.
Update: I have added a high definition picture to the sideshow, all the fine detail can now be seen clearly.