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Greenwich Meridian
« on: August 30, 2009, 09:50:07 PM »
Just been looking at a few maps and found that the east west meridian goes through the bottom of the estate. It goes through a small part of the playing fields in Whitefoot Lane then goes down Downderry then through Downham Way about 150 yards from the bottom and then goes through 18 Bromley Hill which is supposed to have a plaque. I dont know if you have seen this Mike as you live very close.
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Re: Greenwich Meridian
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009, 03:26:46 AM »
Fascinating. Amazing the things we never knew as kids, isn't it?

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Re: Greenwich Meridian
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2009, 04:45:04 AM »
Fascinating. Amazing the things we never knew as kids, isn't it?

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Re: Greenwich Meridian
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2009, 10:29:47 AM »
Just a hundred yards or so from where I live (Kendale Road), outside the Pizza Hut on Bromley Hill, the Meredian is marked on a paving slab. So every time we pick up a pizza, we momentarily pause to stand one foot in the east and one in the west. So, Downham truly is at the centre of time...

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Re: Greenwich Meridian
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2009, 10:38:08 AM »
Well, well, well - was it always there?

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