Tour - London
As part of the Reconciliation Day Tour, Vincent visted the Greenwich Royal Observatory. As far back as the 19th century it became apparent that the Royal Observatory would need to move away from Greenwich. There were already problems with air and light pollution from London and new train lines caused vibrations and interference with magnetic observations. A move was planned, but delayed by the Second World War – during which the Royal Observatory sustained bomb damage. Finally, the Royal Observatory was resettled at Herstmonceaux Castle and, in 1953, the Greenwich site became part of the National Maritime Museum.
"Anytime is a good time for Reconciliation. There is never a bad time for Reconciliation. The time is now" - Vincent Coyle.