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Famous Accrington clock could be restored

CAMPAIGNERS hoping to restore a town centre clock are to meet this month to discuss options.

For several years people have campaigned for the Accrington Arndale Centre Clock to be restored to its former glory.

Andy Plant’s ‘World Clock’, erected in 1987, it was dismantled in 2004 after it stopped working.

A meeting is now set to take place to discuss the issues involved in restoring the clock at Oswaldtwistle’s Civic Arts Centre. The timepiece, which is currently in storage, would open up every hour with Father Time on a bicycle and mythical characters such as goblins playing Rock Around the Clock on musical instruments.

The meeting is on January 21 at 5.30pm at the Union Road centre.

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1:01pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Caspar the ghost says...

Bin it!! It's too expensive!!
Bin it!! It's too expensive!! Caspar the ghost
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1:56pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Venomp says...

That was a centre piece attraction.
I blame the council and other organisations that emptied the Arndale centre
That was a centre piece attraction. I blame the council and other organisations that emptied the Arndale centre Venomp
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9:52am Wed 9 Jan 13

brolyat says...

I will be good if it comes back, I remember it as a child and used to wait for it to open up and play the music with the goblins on display. I would love for my own child to see it in action and share memories of the clock.
I will be good if it comes back, I remember it as a child and used to wait for it to open up and play the music with the goblins on display. I would love for my own child to see it in action and share memories of the clock. brolyat
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12:48pm Sat 12 Jan 13

stop changing facts to suit you says...

the clock is attractive. it does draw people. once installed it will be a treat to see it again.
the clock is attractive. it does draw people. once installed it will be a treat to see it again. stop changing facts to suit you
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