This very large clock is mounted on to the front of the market hall in Ormskirk, Lancashire.
A stallholder tells of a story where a bird, like a cuckoo, used to pop out from above the clock to tell of the new hour.
Sadly this clock has not worked for many years.
Update – 11 May 2011
Clive has been in touch, he said: – The clock used to work and I was asked by the proprietors to make the Cuckoo bit (including the doors) work. This was probably in the 80’s. The mechanics were OK and it was a matter of making microswitches and relays to control the mechanism. It was very successful for years.