This rather plain though pleasant concrete clock-tower adjacent to the Market is a memorial “to those who fell in the Great War” (World War I). It was designed by a British Resident Engineer, Captain Mainwaring and paid for by using funds (£30) left over after the Cenotaph, by the sea, was completed.

The clock became the official timepiece of the island and the time indicated there-on thus the official time in the colony.

My attached photograph was not taken at 5.57 so an alternative standard must now be in place to which to adjust ones timepiece.

This blog entry is one of a group (loop) of entries on my trip to St Helena.  I suggest you continue with my next entry – The Post Office and Philatelic Bureau – or to start the loop at the beginning go to my St Helena Introduction entry.


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