The building it formed part of may have been lost to history, but after almost a quarter of a century in storage, Edmonton’s former town hall clock has returned to a place at the heart of the community.

The clock originally graced the front of Edmonton Town Hall, but was taken down when the hall was demolished and replaced by an ASDA supermarket in 1989. 

Enfield Borough Council used £35,000 from the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund and the council’s Regeneration Capital Programme to bring the 1903 timepiece back to the borough on the corner of Bridge Street and Fore Street – opposite its original location. 

The clock was officially unveiled on Thursday, March 28, by Enfield’s mayor, Councillor Kate Anolue and cabinet member for finance and property, Councillor Andrew Stafford.

Cllr Stafford said: "This historic timepiece is very much a part of the borough's history and heritage and we are delighted it has been returned to its rightful place in Edmonton Green.

"Many residents remember the old town hall and the clock because they were married in the town hall and others used the clock to keep time as they went to work or conducted their daily business.

“It has been an important part of the community for more than a hundred years and the whole of Edmonton Green is pleased that we've managed to return the clock and retain a little of the area’s history and heritage for future generations to value."

The money paid for the council to find a site for the clock, gain planning permission, build a new structure to support the clock and install a regulator so it will keep the correct time.