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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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Above the Slug and Lettuce Islington

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Above the Slug and Lettuce 1 Islington Green, Islington.

Posted by plewis

St Mary Islington Church, Upper Street, Islington

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All 3 faces show different times.

A church has been on the current site since the early years after the Norman Conquest. The original building was rebuilt in 1483 and then again in 1754 and 1956.

More details: http://www.stmaryislington.org/history/index.html

Posted by plewis

Opposite Christ Church, Newgate Street

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On the side of a brick tower (what I assume is a vent for the Central Line between St Pauls and Holborn) on a traffic island opposite the remains of what was Christ Church. Incendiary bombs gutted it during the Blitz. The steeple, also seriously damaged, was re-erected in 1960 but the church was never fully restored.

I think this is stopped but its hard to tell?

Posted by plewis

william street, knightsbridge, london

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3 clock faces all stopped at different times! On the side of Pellini Uomo men's fashion store at 93 Knightsbridge.

Posted by plewis

Swiss Centre Leceister Sq Gone

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As I went through Leceister Sq. today I realised that the Swiss Centre has been demolished! It had a magical chiming mechanical clock that animated every hour. I hope it was rescued not RIPed?

found this
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7006530.stm

This is what will appear on that site soon ...

Posted by plewis

Christ Church, Lancaster Gate, London

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Standing next to Hyde Park, the church known as Christ Church was an asymmetrical gothic composition with a needle spire. Only the tower and spire survive, the rest of the building was replaced by a housing scheme called Spire House in 1983.

Posted by plewis

Selfridges Department Store, Oxford Street, London

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These made me laugh today. Selfridges window display during London Design Week.

Posted by plewis

St James Street, Walthamstow

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On another opticians. 6 St James Street, Walthamstow. Looks a bit like a station clock? St James Street station is 1 minute away but I forgot to stick my head in.

Posted by plewis