A celebration of Potts Clocks

Public timepieces, on buildings, churches, etc.
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Postby Leodian » Tue 10 Dec, 2013 10:04 pm

cnosni wrote:
Grand Arcade clock now working.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCfp5bo2oio


Thanks for posting that link cnosni. It's great to see the mechanism working again. Regular Smiley
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Postby LS1 » Wed 11 Dec, 2013 9:18 am

Excellent!

Small point though, it chimes a minute early, then in the last long- shot it is about 5 to 6 after the whole sequence is supposed to have completed.

Interesting editing there.... Wink    
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Postby raveydavey » Sun 16 Mar, 2014 11:10 am

I'm sure there is a thread about the Oakwood Clock in it's own right, but I can't find it.

So, this seemed like the next most appropriate place to post this:

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/leeds-clock-will-chime-once-more-thanks-to-100-000-funding-1-6500563

It seems the good people of Oakwood have finally raised the funds to carry out the repairs.

No mention of a certain large supermarket chain who were linked with providing some funding as part of obtaining planning consent to rebuild their nearby store though - I wonder if they ever did chip in, or if it was a repeat of the Seacroft Grange carry on?
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Postby chameleon » Sun 16 Mar, 2014 12:04 pm

raveydavey wrote:
I'm sure there is a thread about the Oakwood Clock in it's own right, but I can't find it.

So, this seemed like the next most appropriate place to post this:

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/leeds-clock-will-chime-once-more-thanks-to-100-000-funding-1-6500563

It seems the good people of Oakwood have finally raised the funds to carry out the repairs.

No mention of a certain large supermarket chain who were linked with providing some funding as part of obtaining planning consent to rebuild their nearby store though - I wonder if they ever did chip in, or if it was a repeat of the Seacroft Grange carry on?


Rather pessimistic Davey - but I'm with you on this one!

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Postby dogduke » Sun 16 Mar, 2014 1:11 pm

Looking at the YEP headline.Leeds clock to chime once more.




Did the Oakwood clock ever chime?
I've never heard it or heard of it.



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Postby Jogon » Sun 16 Mar, 2014 3:18 pm

Never heard it.
Used it as a meeting point since 1968
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Postby chameleon » Sun 16 Mar, 2014 4:35 pm

Jogon wrote:
Never heard it.
Used it as a meeting point since 1968


Likewise Jogon, I know someone associated with the group, will try to get more info when next seen.
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Postby chameleon » Tue 18 Mar, 2014 7:20 pm

chameleon wrote:
Jogon wrote:
Never heard it.
Used it as a meeting point since 1968


Likewise Jogon, I know someone associated with the group, will try to get more info when next seen.


I have received this reply today which confirms the use of a little journalistic licence as suspected -

'When we issued our press release the word chime had inverted commas ("chime"). Unfortunately the YEP omitted them in their article'.

Cheers

Iain

This may be of interest also -

http://www.oakwoodclock.co.uk/
    

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Postby chameleon » Sat 03 May, 2014 12:20 pm

A little late with this but the day goes on till 3.00pm or so -

http://www.oakwoodclock.co.uk/oakwood-day-3rd-may/4583906376
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Postby Brunel » Tue 17 Jun, 2014 12:16 pm

TOUR DE ROUNDHAY - SUNDAY

Dear Friends and Supporters
It's Roundhay's big event this coming Sunday and we have a number of stalls and activities there to raise funds for the redevelopment of the Oakwood Clock area. Although the Clock restoration money is secure, we now have a fundraising target of £60,000 to improve the public space around it.
Can you spare an hour or two on Sunday to sell raffle tickets on the stall between 12 and 5pm?
We also urgently need a gazeebo and tables and people to help prepare the stalls between 9.30 and 11.30am

Can you help? If you can, please drop me an email as soon as possible.
Best wishes
Kate

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