Time Balls and Guns

WHS from which regular time signals are "sent" (or where the equipment to do so still exists). The 2 forms of signal are a ball dropped from a visible point and/or a gun fired at a specific time.

The connection belongs to Human Activity connections.

Connected Sites

Edinburgh: 1pm a Time gun from the Castle and ball from Calton Hill
Maritime Greenwich: At 1pm since 1833 a Time Ball is dropped from above Flamsteed house
St. Petersburg: At noon from the St Peter and Paul Fortress
Valletta: Saluting Battery Barracca garden. Now only on Saturdays at noon.


Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Time Balls and Guns?

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A connection should:

  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
  4. Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
  5. Be explained, with reference to a source