By Eric Plenderleath - 2nd July 2013 9:59am
The clock on the tower of St Andrew's Church, Tarvin, could well be named as the "Jubilee Clock". The original chiming clock, manufactured and installed by the well known firm Joyce of Whitchurch, was installed in 1887 to mark the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
However ,due to the cost, there were only three faces.
Ten years later,in 1897, the fourth face was added ,to mark Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
It was therefore entirely appropriate, that during Queen Elizabeth !!'s Diamond Jubilee in 2012,
public subscription enabled the clock face on the west side of the tower to be repainted, and the surrounding stonework renovated.
Despite modern technology,the inner workings of the clock remain unchanged, and the clock has to be hand wound every Wednesday!!!
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