Back in 1884 a standardized zero degrees longitude was finally agreed internationally, it became known as the Greenwich Meridian.
It is the world’s Prime Meridian for measuring longitude and used not only for navigation but establishing time, well the only time that matter GMT or Greenwich Mean Time .
We’ve covered before how the Greenwich Meridian line runs Cleethorpes and as we’re living in the finest place on earth here in Lincolnshire it’s only right it runs through another great place in the Golden Shire . . . Louth
The Prime Meridian travels around the world from north to south, and here in Lincs it has another special feature, one which only happens in 3 other places around the world . . .
It passes through Cordeaux High School which is one of only three schools in the world to lie exactly on the meridian.
The location of the meridian through Louth and the plaque shown above can be seen in Eastgate.
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