Sunday, 15 February 2015

Grand Arcade clock


You may remember a post I did about Potts clocks, some time ago. Well, this is one of them, high up in the roof of the Leeds Grand Arcade. This beautiful animated clock is well over 100 years old. Sadly, for the past 20 years or so, it had been broken and unused. A fund-raising campaign succeeded in getting it partially restored and brought back to life in 2013. The knights strike the bells on the quarter hour and the figures rotate. They still need more donations to complete the full restoration. See here for a video of the clock in action.

4 comments:

  1. I'm so glad they are restoring the clock. I looked at the video, I love the rich tones of the chimes.

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  2. I like those clocks . This one is really beautiful , I hope it will be restaured as it deserves it .

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  3. Thank you for sharing the video!

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  4. It is a treat to see this clock and to read that it is (mostly) restored and working. I have seen big animated clocks in Prague and Nuremberg that are still in working condition, and I stood and watched for quite a while every time.

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