1 o'clock Gun and Timeball

- a famous  attraction for  Edinburgh visitors

plus writing and poetry with some military, maritime and local history from the 'Twa Eddies


The 'Twa Eddies

India, time and precision

Wild Bill Hickock

A Scot at Bunker Hill
The video clip below explains the link between Edinburgh's famous one o'clock Gun and timeball on Calton Hill which remains visible to those on the Forth Estuary and at the Port of Leith. It features the late Staff-Sergeant Tam McKay better known as Tam the Gun
World's timeguns

Latest additions

German George




Malta's Time Gun
The Armstrong 100-ton 17.25-inch gun at Fort Rinella, Kalkara
is pictured below on a test firing using a 5kg charge

Picture showing the test firing of a 100 ton gun in Malta

Poetry
Autumn calls
Seasonal Poem
Poetry for Burns Night
Crimes from the '20s'

• Lowland Clearances
• Fishermens Fright
• Light in Darkness
• Dreadnought
Chronicle

• Jacobite Mist
• Britannia - locos
• Mary Celeste
• Wicked Scots Witchery
• Fate of SS Persia


French miniature timegun
Madras Observatory
Blackburn's timeball
Singapore timegun
Wild Bill Hickock
German George
A Scot at Bunker Hill
Picture of a member of the Hitler Jugend found in a dustbin
Why was this photo found
in a dustbin? - click picture


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