Discussion Forum

Sun dial in the square

Posted by Dr. Ged Garbutt
Monday, July 3, 2006

What is the point of putting a sundail in the square? Why not get one of the many talented artists and designers we have in Hebden Bridge to come up with something more original? Sue Lawty, for instance has an international reputation for design in stone and is artist in residence at the V&A. Make use of local talent. Eschew the Dimmockesque!

Apart from the crass nature of the proposal there are two other reasons for not having a sundial in the square:

1) There is already a sundial on the gable opposite the old council buildings.
2) There is very little sun in Hebden Bridge with which to cast a shadow!!

More imagination please.

Posted by Robert Collins
Monday, July 3, 2006

I was looking for something else when I spotted the artist's impression of the square/bridge gate scheme from December last year.

No sundial and no gawdy cobbles!

Posted by Andy Macintosh
Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Perhaps a statue of Jeremiah would have been more appropriate?