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Time goes on for Edmonton antique
Time was nearly up for a vintage Edmonton clock which has now been restored.
Donated to the people of Edmonton in 1956, it once stood proudly in the mayor’s parlour at Edmonton Town Hall.
This week it returned to the area after more than 30 years away.
Restored using a £8,300 donation from the Enfield Residents' Priority Fund (ERPF), the clock had been kept in safe keeping at Forty Hall in Forty Hill, Enfield, since Edmonton Town Hall was demolished in the 1980s.
Donated by watch and clockmaker H J Turner, of The Green in Edmonton, who was responsible for the upkeep and winding of the clocks in the Town Hall, the clock will be placed as close to its original home as possible, which will be Edmonton Green Library in South Mall, Edmonton Green.
Councillor Bambos Charalambous, Enfield Council’s cabinet member for culture, leisure youth and localism, said: “This beautiful clock is an important part of Edmonton’s heritage, and it is only right it should be seen and appreciated in situ.
“The ERPF money is all about making a difference locally.
“I am delighted to see it has been positioned right by the main entrance doors, in a library which is one of the busiest in the borough and used by all sections of the community.
“By returning Edmonton’s heritage to Edmonton, local people can learn from and interact with their heritage far more easily.”
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