Tagged with public timekeeping

Time Stops in South Wales

This is from yesterday’s i newspaper, another example of the public sector cutbacks, and a sad reminder of how it is affecting our public spaces. “Time has come to a standsill in Swansea, after a clock-keeper retired last week. David Mitchell, 72, the official horologist and only fellow of the British Horological Institute in south … Continue reading

What is a clock?

This seems a stupid question. Even with our choices of dials, digital or talking, we know what they are. But mechanical time keeping began as alarm clocks, to wake priests for their services, or to announce services through the day, or for people to take lunch breaks. Sometimes the alarm would disturb a human who … Continue reading