TR3752 : The Time Ball Tower Museum, Prince of Wales Terrace, Deal

taken 12 years ago, near to Deal, Kent, Great Britain

The Time Ball Tower Museum, Prince of Wales Terrace, Deal
The Time Ball Tower Museum, Prince of Wales Terrace, Deal
Built originally as a Semaphore Station in 1795. It was later converted to a time ball tower, used as a means to check the time by shipping passing through or anchored in the English Channel. The ball was raised to the top of its pole and dropped at exactly 1pm each day. Although no longer needed, the ball still drops hourly each day. The photograph was taken at 13.57 and the ball has just risen ready to fall on the hour.
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Saturday, 25 July, 2009   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 25 July, 2009
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Historic building   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 378 524 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:13.3169N 1:24.2577E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 378 524
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