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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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It's stopped

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Pip n jay, tower hill, bs2

Posted by Earthlad

Stopped clock frame factory islington

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Sent from Samsung Mobile

Posted by Alfie

10th Nov 2011, 20:12   comments (0)

Some recent images from within Caledonian Park Clock

Putting the clock back tomorrow morning and feeling a little sentimental

Posted by Alfie

Stopped Clock in Paris

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Posted by Alfie

12th Sep 2011, 08:15   comments (0)

Albion Health Centre, Whitechapel

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Formerly the Mann Crossman & Paulin Albion Brewery

Posted by PatrickLondon

27th Aug 2011, 17:28   comments (0)

Stopped clock iskington/angel

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25th Aug 2011, 15:48   | tags: (+)comments (0)

Black&Blue, in the Jubilee Market, Borough Market

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Taken about 3pm.

Posted by PatrickLondon

20th Jul 2011, 15:03   | tags:,comments (0)

Time to Wind: Caledonian Park Tower Clock

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I spoke with the person at Green Spaces in Islington who manages this clock and despite the fact that the clock *works*, it never tells the correct time. The reason is that whilst a self winding mechanism could be installed, this would cost around £6/7,000 and funds for this are just not available.

No, the reason it doesn't tell the right time is because there is no-one dedicated to winding the clock once a week. It's a beautiful listed structure, linked to the 19th century Metropolitan Cattle Market and was in fact bombed in the Second World War.

The clock was made by John Morris of Clerkenwell, and though I can't find record of his practice, since the beginning of the 18th century Clerkenwell has been the great centre for working members of horology. Incidentally, if you've never visited the Clockmakers Museum I highly recommend it for some completely amazing pieces.

Anyway, I am rambling now. I am meeting the person from Green Spaces on the 7th to have a look at the clock and it's internals, and hopefully from mid July I'll be responsible for keeping the clock on time with a once-a-week wind, which is very exciting.

(image via wikimedia)

Posted by Alfie