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Of course, we would always be tuned into the BBC and at 1pm the "pips" time signal from the radio would be in sync with the Full Monty Westminster chimes coming from our mantelpiece clock.
Sweet, soothing chime, rationing time, Cold nights limit the swing.
The two supposedly asked for the money as donations to The Chimes Foundation, a charitable fundraising arm of Chimes International.
An investigation by the department's Employee Benefits Security Administration found that Chimes DC, its parent company Chimes International, and executives Martin Lampner and Albert Bussone violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act when they caused a health and welfare plan established for Chimes DC employees to pay millions of dollars in excessive fees.
Abdul Mahfouz, proprietor at The Royal Hotel in Bridge Street, had lodged a request with the town council to silence the historic clock - which chimes on the hour - as it was affecting his guests' sleep.
8220;These are really beautiful, well-made, low-wattage LED illuminated doorbell chimes that make great 24/7 hallway lights, night-lights or wall sconces," according to Don Ladanyi, New Product Developer at Teiber Lighting.
Since 1873 the tower bell has clocked up 13,586,760 chimes.
One speaker said that the chimes of ice cream vans were audible half a mile away.
Chimes spokesman Ann Beaumont said: "We are really pleased by the number of people who came to the annual Christmas dinner this year.
Ice cream chimes come under part of Section 62 of the Control and Pollution Act 1974 which allows speakers to be used in streets between noon and 7pm.
Mourners said they would "dramatically reduce" the number of chimes in return for keeping other decorations, after new rules meant all would be scrapped.
VALE of Glamorgan trainer Evan Williams admitted there were tears in his eyes as his High Chimes came home first in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase at Cheltenham yesterday.