16 December: 16 St. Alfege Passage

December 16, 2016

Just Love the Promised Time

16 St. Alfege’s Passage, Greenwich, SE10 9LZ

This is a uniquely Greenwich Advent Window, as it features the Greenwich Time Lady. Elizabeth Ruth Naomi Belville (5 March 1854 – 7 December 1943), a London businesswoman, was also known as the Greenwich Time Lady. She, her mother Maria Elizabeth, and her father John Henry, sold people the time. This was done by setting a watch to Greenwich Mean Time, as shown by the Greenwich clock, and then selling people the time by letting them look at their watch. She certainly loved time!

The window is best viewed any time.

The window will be ready by 6 p.m. on 16 December. Mulled wine and mince pies will be available that evening to celebrate the opening.

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