The reading room was first opened on Tuesday November 21st 1911, funded by Joseph Page and built by Glasweigan-based company Speirs and Company
It fell into disuse around the 1940s but thanks to recent grants has been restored.
The building is now back in regular use by Appleton Film Society and Appleton Book Club amongst others.
Some weeks ago I posted photos of what I believed to be the Dancing Stone which i’ve since found to be incorrect, it was the Hanging Stone.
Peter Mernagh has kindly provided the following photos of the correct location.
They clearly show the carving by John Castilo with the words “Neu Hees Deead” (Now he’s dead) added afterwards that I was unable to locate (because I was not in the right place)
Gillamoor Sundial was erected August 27th 1800 by John Russell.
The lower cylinder is inscribed “ERECTED BY SUBSCRIPTION”.
Sloped cap of cylinder carries a Time Equation table.
Cube has east and west meridian dials carved on east and west faces, and north and south vertical direct dials to north and south faces.North face also inscribed with name and date: “J Russell Sculpit, August 27th, AD MDCCC”.