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All set for British Summer Time

A huge thank you to all the volunteers who joined us on Easter Sunday to reset our human sundial to British Summer Time.

The sundial, designed and created by local artist Josie Webber features flora and fauna you can find on, in or near this beautiful stretch of the Thames. The plants and animals were nominated by local residents and members of Osney Lock Hydro, the first community-owned hydro on the Thames.

It works by using your shadow to tell the time. Stand on the central plinth, and use the marker stones to tell the hour. The hour shift to British Summer Time requires us to move the hour market stones one to the left – and then reverse the procedure as the clocks go back in the autumn.

You can visit the sundial at Osney Lock Hydro between 10 and 5pm most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.



A visitor stand-in on the human sundial and tells the time with their shadow.
The human sun dial at Osney Lock hydro.
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