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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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St John at Bethnal Green

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Surely removed clock and/or clock faces?
Cambridge Heath Road/Roman Road crossroads opposite Bethnal Green tube station.

St John on Bethnal Green was built in 1826-1828 to a design by Sir John Soane and was extensively repaired in 1871 after a fire, the vicarage being built in 1852. The design of the church was controversial. The West tower with its cupola, was described as an "object of low wit and vulgar abuse.It was formed from part of the parish of St Matthew's, Bethnal Green when the area grew in population.

The Church has had a new roof in recent times to ensure further deterioration while fundraising to restore the West Front.

Haha, found an image with a clock insitu ...

Posted by plewis

5th Sep 2008, 17:14   | tags:

Fr Alan Green(alan-dot-green-at-virgin-dot-net) says:

The clock faces have been removed whilst extensive stonework repairs are carried out - these have taken considerably longer than expected. In the meantime the clock faces and mechanism have been restored. The clock should be back in place in 2011.
PS The new roof has not ensured further deterioration - it has prevented it!

5th Jul 2010, 12:43

Fr Alan Green(Alan-dot-green-at-virgin-dot-net) says:

Now that the clock faces are restored - along with the bells - it would be nice for you to say so. Sadly, you didn't,t assist us in fixing this public clock, but we can all rejoice that one more public clock is functioning and tolling the quarters!

12th Jul 2012, 22:11

Viv says:

Glad you kept the blog up to date - the blog has lots of contributors as you say it would be good if they kept the info updated but no-one can oversee that. Thankyou.

12th Jul 2012, 23:16