The Sundial at Holyrood
© Reproduced with
acknowledgement to Yvonne Cain, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Holyrood Palace Sundial
This photograph is of the
Sundial in the grounds of Holyrood Palace. The photographer
is not known, but the photo comes from the family collection of Yvonne
Cain, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, whose great grandfather, W
Alexander, was Head Gardener at Holyrood.
Yvonne believes that the girl
in the photograph could be her Great Aunt Meg.
you to Maurice Wilkins, a gardener at Holyrood Palace from 1973 until
1976. Maurice recalls this sundial with a its multi-faceted head.
"When I was there, there were five hawthorn
trees standing round it, all pollarded, and one of my jobs was to prune
off with secateurs the many hundreds of shoots that grew on the stumps
every year - a hand-numbing job!"
Maurice Wilkins, Oban, Argyll, Scotland:
December 10, 2006