27 May 2008 • 1,172 views
Knowing your place ..... at Winchester Guildhall
I have no idea whose idea it might have been to provide this geographical and meteorological knowledge to anybody who cares to look, but somebody decided to enclose a Fahrenheit and Celsius thermometer, a barometer and a barograph for all to see, so that they might have some idea of the weather forecast.
Along with this is all the relevant geographical data relating to the place - height above sea level, latitude, longitude, points west of Greenwich meridian and also the astronomical time difference from GMT.
This equipment isn't hidden from view, yet when I was taking this picture several people commented that they'd never noticed it before.