The Greenwich Meridian Stone

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The The Greenwich Meridian Stone sits just outside the Cambridge Meridian Golf Club. The text on the stone reads:

“This tree was planted 10 Sept. 1968 the opening day of the Comberton Meridian School who erected this stone in 1984.”

The Greenwich Meridian separates east from west in the same way that the Equator separates north from south. Inextricably linked with Greenwich Mean Time, it also sits at the centre of our system of time zones. Its path is determined by the location of an historic telescope, the Airy Transit Circle, which is housed at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich.

 

For more information about the Greenwich Meridian line, take a look at  www.thegreenwichmeridian.org