Restoration of the Mendelssohn sundial
The German composer Felix Mendelssohn spent time in England between 1820s - 1840s, staying for the summer of 1842 in an 18th century villa in Camberwell. While there he wrote his famous 'Spring Song'. When the villa was pulled down in 1904, a sundial, inscribed with the song, was erected in commemoration. This is now in bad repair and under tree cover. HOLT has given a grant for the sundial to be restored and relocated nearby.