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The day that time stopped

7th November 2007 @ 9:09am – by Audlem Webteam
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Did you notice that the St James' church clock stopped for almost five hours last Thursday evening? It appears the problem was that instead of the normal 275 winds of the clock winding mechanism the previous Thursday – regular readers will know about this very precise requirement – the clock received just 265. The result was that the clock stopped a few hours before its weekly rewind at the bell ringers' Thursday night practice.

There may also have been the complication of the change in the hour, last week being, of course, the longest week of the year. The stoppage, we are told, took some time to fix, hence the absence of a correct clock and the chimes for most of Thursday evening.

A fund-raising campaign for an automatic clock-winding mechanism is to start soon. Don't forget, there's a competition to find a suitable moniker for this campaign as we don't think 'The Audlem St James' Church Clock Automatic Winding Mechanism Fund Raising Appeal', or TASJCCAWMFRA for short, is the ideal name. So do send in your entries and help keep the clock ticking.


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