Clock at All Saints Church set to tick again - The Leamington Observer

Clock at All Saints Church set to tick again

Leamington Editorial 19th Feb, 2017   0

THE CLOCK at Leamington’s All Saints Church will soon be ticking again.

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.

The Victorian mechanism has been dismantled and taken to Cumbria for a full repair. The specialist restorers are now making the winding units and the mechanism should be back and working within a month.

Near neighbour Marianne Pitts, who is a member of the Friends of All Saints’ Church, 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.


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