for a change! Highbridge town clock to be demolished shortly
town clock is set to be demolished over the next few days to make
way for a brand new one.
Clerk Eileen Shaw confirmed this week that work to demolish the
three-faced structure in the town's Jubilee Gardens is
to begin shortly to allow a new £20,000 four-faced clock
to be installed.
Power are disconnecting the existing power supply this week and
scaffolding has gone up around the clock to allow the workmen
to take it down safely," she told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
familiar Christmas star illumination which is attached to the
clock's concrete pillar will be taken away by Highbridge Chamber
of Trade for re-use elsewhere."
"Our new clock will be installed soon after Easter, along
with a new electricity supply. The clock's official unveiling
will follow soon afterwards."
new clock is being introduced to replace the existing crumbling
structure. Donations and pledges amounting to £16,700 have
been received from around 30 residents and businesses, including
one single donation of £5,000.
Town Council will be putting the names of all those who donated
cash into a hat and drawing a name who will be invited to officially
open the landmark. Those who have given donations will also be
acknowledged on a plaque to be sited at Highbridge Community Hall
in Market Street.
The old and new town clocks in Highbridge