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The Timeball station is long gone. For years I enjoyed looking at it from my lounge window but the 2011 Canterbury earthquakes have reduced it to a Pile of rubble.
There is some talk of rebuilding part of it. But for the moment there is...More
The Timeball Station was mortally damaged in the Earthquake of 2011. It was being dismantled/deconstructed stone by stone when the 2 Earthquakes in June 2012 completely destroyed this wonderful landmark.
Really, it is nothing of note. Drive on by. Once upon a time it used to raise and lower to help the floaters with their timekeeping. Nowadays - for at least the past ten years - it has done sweet Fanny Adams
The Lyttelton Timeball Station was unique in the world. It was one of only a few with working mechanisms. A miniature castle on the outside, and a small museum on the inside. Unfortunately the Timeball was destroyed by the earthquakes of 2011. Rebuilding, using as...More