I went for a walk today in Petts Wood (Bromley, UK) - looking for the William Willett Memorial sundial.
William Willett (10 August 1856 to 4 March 1915) campaigned tirelessly to introduce daylight saving in the UK. It was finally introduced in 1916 (a year after William died).
I did eventually find the memorial and here are some of the photos I took:
Translated from Latin: I will only tell the summer hours.
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Memorial location (green arrow): 51°24'11.79"N 0° 5'0.00"E
The Daylight Inn Signpost:
Showing the switch too daylight saving and back
William Willett's great great grandson is Chis Martin - the lead singer of Coldplay.
Coldplay created the song "Clocks" - and the 2004 Grammy Award for Record Of The Year was awarded to Coldplay for "Clocks".
Coldplay also created the song "Daylight"
Links to Coldplay's "Clocks" and "Daylight" on YouTube:
- Clocks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFydph_7ag0
- Daylight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-2gzuUNyZo