One O'Clock Gun

Personalities behind The One o'clock Gun

John Hewat

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Foggy weather conditions due to the smoke from the city's chimneys sometimes obscured the Nelson Monument time ball from view. To remedy this John Hewat suggested adding an audible signal by linking the ball to a time gun. Photograph courtesy of Major Hewat
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John Hewat's gravestone, Newington Cemetery, Edinburgh. Photograph courtesy of John Thomson
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