Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Church Clock Moved

"I think I've just spotted a flaw in this plan..."
As the first stage of redecorating and redisplaying the replica blacksmith's forge at Whittlesey Museum, the large church clock mechanism which had been stored in that room has had to be moved out.

The mechanism was used to power the clock on the tower of St Mary's church in Whittlesey - which can be seen from the museum yard - and was also installed in the church at Coates before ending up in the Museum collection.

The church clock mechanism will now have a permanent home in a newly-constructed "clock shed". The clock frame is so heavy and large that it had to be dismantled to be moved and the new shed built around it, with the heavy cogs replaced inside once it was all ready.