New Jubilee pillar clock by Good Directions Ltd unveiled by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
31 July 2012
Clock features have been used over the decades not just to note the passing of time but also to celebrate it. Commemorative clocks have often been erected as memorials to Kings and Queens, marking Coronations and Jubilee's.This year is no exception and to celebrate the Queen's historic Diamond Jubilee the village of Colnbrook commissioned Good Directions Ltd to manufacture a pillar clock to take pride of place in the heart of their conservation area.
Supporters waved Union Jack flags on Colnbrook High Street and the Minden Band of the Queen’s Division provided music, as they welcomed the Duchess of Cornwall, who unveiled the new Diamond Jubilee clock.
Colnbrook originally had a clock commemorating the coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra in August 1902. However in about 1931 the building it was mounted on was demolished and since no suitable site could be found for the clock, it was stored away for over forty years until it was restored in 1977 in commemoration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee and is now on display inside the local Inn.
The new four sided Jubilee pillar clock has been installed near the original clock site. Constructed from cast aluminium with a GRP dial box the clock feature stands at 5.5 metres tall. Finished in gloss black with gold leaf detailing it compliments the surrounding street furniture and has created a stunning focal point for the village. The skeleton dials are set to illuminate at night and chimes can now be heard using Good Directions state of the art Total Control System, which also automatically adjusts the clocks after power failures and at the summer and winter time changes.
Good Directions are proud to have been chosen for such a prestigious project and privileged that so many of their clocks now form an important part of many ongoing regeneration schemes and celebrations across the UK, creating local focal points for so many people to enjoy.
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