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Stopped Clocks is a public collaborative project which exists to first document all the stopped clocks in the UK, with the aim being to restore those we can to working order.

Anyone can help, so please send us any information on stopped clocks in your area and by all means post here at the blog.

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Ventnor stopped clock

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This clock is the centre piece of Ventnor town but has not worked for years.
It is part of a privately owned building and as the town's Environment & Neighbourhoods Officer I have been in contact with the property owners trying to come to some agreement about how we can get it going again without having to trouble the occupants of the first floor accommodation in which the winding mechanism is housed.
I saw the piece on The One Show about 'stopped clocks' and thought that I would add it to the national list, in the hope that this would increase my chances of getting it going again!

Posted by VENO

13th Dec 2008, 10:07   comments (1)

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I have just seen you segment on the One Show,and was thrilled to find an organisation that shared some of my views.

For the past year i have been making small steps to try and get information on civic clocks in my local area of Stratford-Upon-Avon.

I have discovered that there are three clocks in the town, all of which keep time, however, they no longer appear to chime.

Has anybody got any advice on the best way to get the local council or other local bodies to begin costing or indeed taking some action to repair these clocks.


Posted by GoodeyOldBean

11th Dec 2008, 20:55   comments (2)

Hello The One Show Viewers!

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Thanks very much for visiting.

I of course hope that you enjoyed the segment on The One Show, and that the next time you see a stopped clock on your travels you'll think of this site - it's an easy one to remember:

The thing about this site is that building up a document of all the stopped public clocks in the UK is a gargantuan effort, so it has been my mission for some time to let as many people as possible know about it's existence, in the hopes that together we can really get these clocks documented, and, ultimately, re-started.

If you can, please do take a moment to join the site, just click here and once signup is completed return here to join the group. Common questions you may have such as how to post to the site are covered in this FAQ post.

By all means do get in touch with me directly if you have any questions, feel you can help in some way, or have a story about a stopped clock near you.

Email alfie at stopped clocks dot com

Thanks again for visiting,


Posted by Alfie

stopped clock

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Forever Guiness Time

Posted by text

9th Dec 2008, 12:53   comments (2)

Steel's Lane Health Centre

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384-388 Commercial Road, London E1 0LR

Plaque underneath indicates that the clock was erected by subscription in 1934 as a memorial to Dr Owen Lankester, chairman of ?The East London Children's Hospital, and a popular local doctor:;=1

Posted by PatrickLondon

Restored clock, Hill Paul, Stroud

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Original 5ft copper dial taken down and the numerals traced before the dial was blasted clean then repainted and gold leafed. New gold leafed hands installed with a modern electric mechanism and clock controller for fully automatic summer and winter time changes and alteration after a power failure.

Restored by

Posted by Rosalie

Henry Wood Hall

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Three clock faces, all telling different times (this was taken around 9am). This former church is now a recording studio:

Posted by PatrickLondon

30th Nov 2008, 10:43   | tags:comments (5)

Harbour House - Southampton

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Both clocks in a very sorry state having even lost their hands and no mechanisms.

Beautiful ornate building now restored to its former glory. The clocks have been re-guilded, new hands and electric mechanisms fitted and back illuminated at night.

Clocks restored by

Posted by Rosalie