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Burton Town Hall Clock Restoration Work

Press Release   •   Dec 23, 2013 15:22 GMT

East Staffordshire Borough Council is pleased to announce that works on the restoration of the historic Burton Town Hall clock are now complete. 

The Council has a programme of works to renovate the historic Burton Town Hall and Phase 1, which is restoring the main facade, is nearing completion.  As part of these ongoing works, the clock is located in the main tower has undergone specialist restoration work.  The clock was installed by Smith of Derby Ltd in 1880 as a flat-bed, handwound mechanical movement with Westminster chimes striking the quarters, operating on the bells behind the dials. It was converted to electric operation in 1958.

Councillor Liz Staples, Deputy Leader for Corporate Services, said: “The Council is delighted with the quality of works that have been complete on this historic community asset, ensuring that it is maintained for future generations. The clock is an important feature and residents will be able to visibly see the improvement”.

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