Hidden in the North Transept of York Minster is a grand clock depicting the motion of the Sun and Stars around the city of York. As the Minster is so large and elaborate, it would be quite easy for someone to visit the cathedral without ever noticing the clock.
The clock was designed and created by Dr. R. d’E. Atkinson of the Royal Greenwich Observatory to commemorate the roughly 18,000 airmen from Yorkshire, Durham, and Northumberland who fought for the Royal Air Force during World War II, as well as many other soldiers from armies around the world who fought alongside them.
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