Time stands still for historic clock


As some of you will have noticed, time has stood still at the end of Grove Street where the historic clock has stopped working.

The clock above Barclays Bank has been showing the incorrect time for a while now so we contacted Barclays to enquire whether they were planning to repair it.

A spokesperson for Barclays said "The clock has been under investigation for some time with our maintenance team - however due to the age of the clock it does require a specialist to repair it.

"We currently don't have an estimated date when it may be back in service but I thought you would be pleased to hear that we are looking in to it and it will be repaired as soon as we have the necessary parts."

Barclays Bank


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Richard Slater
Thursday 9th August 2018 at 10:33 am
Because we are looking to move out of this building and go in a smaller unit!
Marc Staples
Thursday 9th August 2018 at 12:49 pm
Its never worked properly since Marti McFly went past it in his DeLorean in that thunderstorm in 1955
Nik Eastwood
Thursday 9th August 2018 at 2:02 pm
it must surely show the right time twice per day
Pete Taylor
Thursday 9th August 2018 at 2:27 pm
“Under investigation” ....... Where have I heard that before?
Lesley Seddon
Wednesday 15th August 2018 at 4:27 pm
It’s waiting for the Rex to reopen!