03 November 1999
'Stands the church clock at ten to three....' The clock is often the heart of a village, but many are now at risk. On the one hand, people have neither the time nor skills to look after them, on the other, inappropriate repairs and alterations are being carried out to make the clocks run like digital watches.
On Tuesday, 2 November, 1999, Turret clocks formed the theme of the third Joint Forum for Conservation, sponsored by the Council for the Care of Churches and English Heritage at Fielden House, Westminster. The Forum addressed the urgent problems of caring for clocks that are both historic objects and also expected to keep accurate time. Clocks around the country will be chiming in the new millennium - will their historic value be sacrificed for the sake of marking this historic night?
There was exceptional interest in the day from experts both in the academic, commercial and heritage sectors as well as leading clockmakers.
Further information from
Dr Thomas Cocke
0171 898 1882