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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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Stopped Clock - Cairns Australia

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I've just got back from a holiday to Australia. Our last stop was in Cairns
(with plans to see the Great Barrier Reef) when I spotted a clock at the top
of a monument with the incorrect time. I thought of your web site, but then
on closer inspection I noticed that the hands were actually painted onto the
clock. I was a little confused and read the plaque next to the monument.
This is what it said:

"At 4:28am on the 25th April 1915 the Anzac landing at Gallipoli commenced.
The hands of the clock faces on this cenotaph are set at that time to
commemorate that historic event"

So this is a stopped clock that doesn't need fixing!

Best Regards
Alanposted by anonymous
1st Jun 2008, 00:37   comments (1)


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At the pleasure beach.

Posted by 540air

Ford End

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Ford End church clock near Chelmsford. At least this one is trying to be repaired.

Posted by 540air

St. John the Baptist church

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In Stadhampton which is near Oxford.

Posted by 540air

St Georges Church - Bloomsbury Way

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I spoke with someone at the Church today and was quite disappointed in the reason for this particular clock being stopped. The Church is the sixth and final London church designed by the leading architect of the English Baroque, Nicholas Hawksmoor, and is quoted in the Guardian as being "One of the capital’s most wonderful buildings."

Although the Church had a 5 year restoration ending in 2006, the clock is 'erratic', and when speaking to the administrator she essentially said that they're not interested in restoring the clock to proper function. They don't consider it a problem, which I find utterly amazing - this is a phenomenally important building, with a large public clock which has no excuse for being in disrepair.

I have asked to speak to the Rector and the administrator has said she will pass along my details, so I'll hopefully update you on this one soon.

Posted by Alfie

The Crown - Upper St Martins Lane

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Posted by Alfie

Neals Yard

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Just above hair by fairy.

Posted by Alfie

Holland and Barret - Neals Yard

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A wonderfully ornate stopped clock, created by Tim Hunkin:
and Andy Plant:

called the Neals yard Waterclock

Posted by Alfie