Clouds above the time ball at the Royal Observatory. The ball was placed on the north eastern turret of the Octagon Room in 1833. It is dropped daily at 1pm to signal the correct time to boats on the Thames.

Date:
1945 - 1965
Location:
Royal Observatory, Greenwich Park, Greenwich, Greater London Authority, SE10
Reference:
AA001104
Type:
Photograph (Negative)
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Content

This is part of the Series: RAW01/02 Negatives and prints of English locations; within the Collection: RAW01 S W Rawlings Collection

Rights

© Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Curator: Birks, David

Photographer: Rawlings, S W

Keywords

Hanoverian Timeball Tower, Communications