Wednesday, 08 May 2019 21:44

Clock Tower

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The historical Clock Tower in the town centre was left in a sorry state following a couple of incidents last September! The base had been shifted and was cracked and the body of the tower damaged in various places. An additional issue was that due to the damage and shift of structure, the clock was no longer working correctly.

A local stone mason did a tremendous job of restoring the body work, having to dissemble and re-build the core structure.  However, sourcing a horologist proved more difficult.  We are very grateful to Philip Collins from Barometer world who gave up his time to take a look and advised the Council of a potential horologist to help.  It turned out it was the same horologist who dealt with the clock many years ago! The gentleman concerned pulled out all the stops to ensure it was fixed in time for May Fair and he did it! Just 2 days before!   

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