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A new pavement clock for Windsor installed with time capsule hidden below.

20 April 2011

It was an exciting moment as many people watched the replacement clock Good Directions manufactured for the Royal Borough of Windsor being lowered into the pavement in Thames Street, the exact spot where the original clock had been placed over fifty years previously.

The original clock was installed on May 15, 1950, by former Windsor Mayor and owner of Dysons, Sir Cyril Dyson. Sadly the clock was removed many years ago and its wareabouts is now unknown but the council wanted to re-instate an important part of Windsor's heritage and so approached us to manufacture a replacement.

Dyson's grandaughter Caroline Fox, whose father Geoffrey Dyson took over the family business until it closed in the 1980s, proudly watched as Mayor Cllr Catherine Bursnall, unveiled the new clock. Mrs Fox, from Maidenhead, said: "It is very emotional, I feel my dad right here, it is an extremely proud moment for the family. My first memories of the clock are lying down when I was about four and listening to it tick. Everyone knew my father because Dysons was the one with the clock in the pavement and people would always walk by looking at it. At the time, I think it was the only one in the world."

This time round the landmark also has a hidden feature as just before the clock was lowered into place a time capsule was put into the ground below the clock, so should it ever be removed again there will be an interesting reminder of what Windsor was like in 2011. A fitting addition to a clock in a pavement, one which we have been proud to be a part of.

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