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Millennium Sundials

 Polar Sundials for the Millennium

In late 1996, Piers Nicholson was invited to serve on the Millennium Committee of the Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers, which is one of the ancient livery companies of the City of London in England. The committee was charged with selecting a suitable project or projects highlighting the Company's interests that they should support to mark Millennium year.

Three polar sundials, designed by Piers Nicholson, were built by the Royal Engineers in late 1999 for the Tylers and Briclayers Company of the City of London. One is located on the north bank of the Thames, some 30 metres upstream of the new Millennium footbridge, and was built to present to the Corporation of the City of London to commemorate the millennium. It was opened by the Lord Mayor of London in November 1999. The second is on the east side of the Greenwich Peninsular, about halfway between the Millennium Dome and the Thames Flood Barrier; it was opened in October 1999 by Nick Raynsford, Minister of Housing and Construction, and MP for Greenwich. The third is outside the museum of the Royal Engineers at Chatham. 

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