You may even be led to believe that you can tell the time by blowing
|A Dandelion Clock|
(By Marco27 - CC A-S A 2.0 generic license)
But when I went to Stamford School in Lincolnshire life was ruled by the School clock and the bell.
|Stamford School and Chapel|
Just so that there can be no mistake here's the clock and the bell.
|Clock and Bell|
If I hadn't learnt the lesson then I'm reminded every day I walk up my village lane.
It may be difficult to tell the time by this due to the shadows cast by the ivy and the climbing plant but when I get to the town of Yarm there is no confusion.
|Yarm Town Hall (built 1710)|
By coincidence I was in Yarm today to replace the battery in my watch which was losing several minutes a day. You could say I did it at the eleventh hour.
Had it stopped I'm sure someone would have said 'I told you so.'
If I could tell you - W H Auden
We don't have a clock like this.
|De Scott Evans Grandfather's Clock (1891 oil on canvas)|
Private Collection - The Athaneum - De Scott Evans (1847-1898)
Which reminds me that I'm a grandad
Next weekend we are to attend a memorial service for a couple we knew who died earlier this year. You may remember John Hannah in Four Weddings and a Funeral reciting these words.
Stop all the clocks
Now I guess it's time for you to check out what other time travellers have posted at Sepia-saturday-141