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Morley sundial dating back 250 years is stolen from churchyard

Posted on 28th February 2014

Metal thieves stole a sundial from a plinth in a Morley churchyard, where it had stood for 250 years.

The dial had been made by clockmaker and scientist John Whitehurst and had been in the grounds of St Matthew's Church, in Church Lane, Morley.

The instrument, which was made from bronze, was reported stolen on Sunday, February 23 and had last been seen at the start of January.

Anyone with information, or who may have been offered a sundial matching its description for sale, should call PC Russ Crooks, from Ilkeston Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team, on 101.

You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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