>> Sunday, October 26, 2014
The one handed clock.
"Single-handed clock, possibly one of only a dozen of its kind in the country, with the clock face hour intervals divided into quarters and half hours (in the 17th Century when the school was built, time was not so critically measured as we now do in the 21st Century)."
Born 1891 and died 1973. What a lot of change to live through.
She would have been :
9 when Queen Victoria died,
10 when Edward VII was crowned
20 when the Titanic sunk,
22 when World War 1 started,
26 when the Spanish flu epidemic was killing millions,
45 when King George was crowned
47 at the start of World War 2,
53 when the bomb dropped on Hiroshima,
61 when Queen Elizabeth was crowned
71 in the Cuban missile crisis
That's just the big stuff, what about the lesser events but the ones that would change life so much: electricity becoming common place, fridges, washing machines, television, telephones, even the changes to transport, the introduction of the social state, contraception and free love. The world at the end of her life would have been unrecognisable from the world at the start.
An hour of my life spend wandering and pondering, an hour well spent.