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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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small one, but still!

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Badly maintained fascia on one side of the clock

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An interview with Rev. Paul Turp

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Last week I had the opportunity to meet with the Rev. Paul Turp of St Leonards Church, Shoreditch. It was great for a number of reasons. First of all I was able to get a firsthand look at the state of repair of the clocks in the Church, and spend some time with Rev. Turp, who has a wealth of knowledge on both the Church and it’s place in Shoreditch History. Have a watch of the video below for a look at the clocks, some insight into clock repair at this scale, and some amazing history:

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BBC Breakfast Interview

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A couple of weeks ago, when Big Ben’s clock was stopped for cleaning and maintenance, I was invited to the BBC breakfast morning show to talk about the stopped clocks project. There were two interview segments, which I’ve sort of spliced together, the stopped clocks section starts about 50 seconds

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Stopped Clock, Sons of Temperance Friendly Society

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Stopped clock: Morley Town Hall

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BBC/Guardian articles about Stopped Clocks

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BBC Magazine has a great in depth look at the Stopped Clocks project here:

Time Stands still

The Guardian Newspaper ran a lovely piece on our Stopped Clocks project, it ran under the column title "Extracurricular" by Maia Adams, but if you missed it in Monday's print edition, you can read it here:

Stopped Clocks : Guardian Article

Posted by Alfie

French Restorative Guerilla Artists repair Stopped Clock

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This is such a wonderful story.

“Four members of an underground “cultural guerrilla” movement known as the Untergunther, whose purpose is to restore France’s cultural heritage, were cleared on Friday of breaking into the 18th-century monument in a plot worthy of Dan Brown or Umberto Eco”

And who said that Stopped Clocks can’t be sexy? :)

More at Guardian Unlimited:,,2217067,00.html

Posted by Alfie