TIME has stood still at Leamington’s All Saints Church – but not for much longer.
The tower clock has been out of action for the past couple of years after the pendulum mechanism broke.
But following generous donations from Leamington Town Council, MP Chris White’s Love Leamington fund, and from around 50 individuals, some £8,000 has been pledged to carry out a full repair and make the clock electric.
Work is due to start before Christmas on cleaning the tower ahead of the work on the clock itself which is set to begin in the new year. It is hoped the new clock will be telling the time once again before the arrival of spring.
Near neighbour Marianne Pitts, who is a member of the Friends of All Saints’ Church, thanked all those who had made donations.
She told The Observer: “It will be really good to see the clock working again.
“Making it electric will also mean someone will not have to walk up the rickety steps to the tower each week to wind it up.
“It is an important building in Leamington and it should have a working clock.”
The clock – which has three faces – was made in London and was originally installed in 1884.