Years On Chiswick High Road Clock Starts To Tick
Visitors to Chiswick's shops and bars now know exactly how much time they
have to spend along the High Road. The town centre's historic clock has
been restarted after being still for more than 15 years.
The clock, which crowns the former fire station, now All Bar One, was
fixed by Hounslow Council's street lighting team after discussions between
the Council and the building's owner. Linked to the country's atomic time
transmitter in Rugby, the clock is expected to keep perfect time after
its rather prolonged rest.
Cllr Paul Lynch, chair of the Chiswick Area committee said, "Small
improvements make a big difference and this is definitely the case with
the High Road clock. The overhaul of the clock will not affect Chiswick’s
timeless village feel, but it will show that we are up to the minute,
with the latest technology powering our heritage.”
March 9, 2004