Ormskirk market hall clock
Posted by on May 9, 2011 in Building clocks, Stopped clocks | 0 comments
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This very large clock is mounted on to the front of the market hall in Ormskirk, Lancashire.

Ormskirk Market Hall, Lancashire

Ormskirk Market Hall, 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.