by Mildred Europa Taylor, at 03:47 am, March 02, 2018, History

How Africans were telling time before clocks and watches

Church bell — History of Bells

Church bells

Traditionally, church bells are used to call worshippers to the church to hold a service. It is also to announce times of daily prayers, called the canonical hours. But in times past, before households could get a clock, they had to keep track of time by listening to the local church bells.

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