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Old 08-20-2019, 05:59 PM
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Ruth Belville used to "sell" Greenwich Mean Time by setting her watch by the clock at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich daily, then touring around the city allowing her subscribers to set their own timepieces from hers. Nobody took up the role after she retired, possibly because by then the BBC's time signal was well established and radios had become ubiquitous.