Deal Time Ball Tower 7

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Deal Time Ball Tower 7 - ON MY TRAVELS
The Time Ball Tower was originally built as one of a chain of semaphore towers which enabled naval ports and ships to communicate with London. The locations of others can often be detected by place names such as Telegraph Hill, Telegraph Farm, etc. In 1855 the building was converted to the Time Ball Tower so that ships anchored in the Downs, the sheltered area of water inside the Goodwin Sands, could set their chronometers. At 12.55 the ball was raised half way, at 12.58 full way and at 1 pm it was dropped. The Tower is now a museum of time and telegraphy.
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