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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  

Alfie says:

Ive seen this problem before, where the winding mechanism is now housed in an area of the building given over to commercial/private use. It's a tough one certainly, as the only *real* option is to re-house the mechanism or replace the internals with digital/electrical mechanism, which is far from ideal.

13th Dec 2008, 11:21