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Thanks to funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Hull City Council, a rare piece of maritime timekeeping has been restored.

From 29 June 2023, Hull’s Guildhall Greenwich Time Ball will rise and fall again after 100 years.

Hull’s Guildhall Time Ball is the only such timepiece on a municipal building, the highest in the UK and one of handful still operational today. It reflects the importance of maritime timekeeping, and the role of fixing longitude for accurate navigation.