St Breward ticking along nicely thanks to new clock
A village hall treasurer had a lightbulb moment when he forgot his watch and automatically looked up to the gable end of the building expecting to be able to get the time.
But when all Ted Raynham saw was a blank space on the side of St Breward Village Hall he realised that there was one thing missing from the Cornish village.
He suggested buying the village a clock and the idea quickly gathered momentum and funding.
The timepiece has now been installed in pride of place at the hall and, at 800 feet above sea level, it is thought to be the highest public clock in Cornwall.
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Mr Raynham said the new clock, which ticked into life at midnight on Friday, was a real asset to the community.
“With the support of St Breward Parish Council and local county councillor, John Lugg, the village hall has installed a clock on the gable end of the hall,” he said.
“The new clock is an impressive bit of kit provided and made by one of the UK’s longest established makers of outdoor clocks, Smith of Derby, and is fully automated and designed to withstand the unpredictable weather of St Breward.
“The clock will reset itself in the event of a power cut and also deal with changes to summer time.
“The new clock at 800 ft above sea level is also probably the highest public clock in Cornwall.”