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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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Black&Blue, in the Jubilee Market, Borough Market

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Taken about 3pm.

Posted by PatrickLondon

20th Jul 2011, 15:03   | tags:,comments (0)

Time to Wind: Caledonian Park Tower Clock

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I spoke with the person at Green Spaces in Islington who manages this clock and despite the fact that the clock *works*, it never tells the correct time. The reason is that whilst a self winding mechanism could be installed, this would cost around £6/7,000 and funds for this are just not available.

No, the reason it doesn't tell the right time is because there is no-one dedicated to winding the clock once a week. It's a beautiful listed structure, linked to the 19th century Metropolitan Cattle Market and was in fact bombed in the Second World War.

The clock was made by John Morris of Clerkenwell, and though I can't find record of his practice, since the beginning of the 18th century Clerkenwell has been the great centre for working members of horology. Incidentally, if you've never visited the Clockmakers Museum I highly recommend it for some completely amazing pieces.

Anyway, I am rambling now. I am meeting the person from Green Spaces on the 7th to have a look at the clock and it's internals, and hopefully from mid July I'll be responsible for keeping the clock on time with a once-a-week wind, which is very exciting.

(image via wikimedia)

Posted by Alfie

Stopped clock

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Posted by Alfie

24th May 2011, 08:52   comments (0)

Stopped Clock, Down's Road

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Posted by Alfie

23rd May 2011, 10:49   comments (0)

Archway Tavern stopped clock

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There are actually two, the smaller less visible clock saying 'guiness time'

Sent from Samsung Mobile

Posted by Alfie

8th May 2011, 17:59   comments (0)

Highbury barn stopped and no hands!

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So after years of this beautiful clock keeping time and often not they've solved the problem.. remove the hands.


Update! Have spoken with Islington Council and the clock has recently had renovation work done to it and so the hands are now back (12 May).

Posted by Alfie

8th May 2011, 17:57   comments (0)

Stopped on Coventry Street, London

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Posted by Alfie

Canary Wharf

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These two clocks, on either side of the DLR station (though I suspect they belong to the Canary Wharf buildings they're attached to) managed both to be wrong at the same time. And it's not the first time.

Posted by PatrickLondon

23rd Apr 2011, 11:43   | tags:,,comments (0)