Tarvin's "Jubilee"Clock.

Home » Newsroom » Tarvin's "Jubilee"Clock.

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.

Church 1

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!!!

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

A51 Map PhotoScan
Sat 11 Jul 6:00am  |  hits: 330

Notice is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, that theCheshire West and Chester Borough Council have made an Order the effect of which will be to temporarily restrict traffic on the following length of road, A51 Littleton to Tarvin to enable road works to be carried out by Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council.Temporary 30mph...

Tarvin Community Centre Logo
Wed 08 Jul 6:00am  |  hits: 251

The opening of many commercial premises after lockdown saw queues form everywhere as people started to return to a more normal way of life. However, when the Community Centre opened on Monday July 6th there was no rush at all.Vice Chair Sue Hardacre said "We were hopeful that there could be a resumption of some activities, albeit under strict hygiene rules, but new guidance has been...

Ian Littler Pharmacy
Sun 12 Jul 6:00am  |  hits: 226

Having spent the last few months in almost total isolation I decided this week that I wanted to be more self-sufficient and would collect a prescription for my husband from the village pharmacy. I needed to have had no concerns, their arrangements were excellent and have been for months.So for those who have to start to spread their wings and venture into the outside world again I am writing to...