This Saturday evening, or Sunday morning, clocks, watches and alarms should all be adjusted as we jump forward one hour for the strangely titled “Daylight Saving”!
When I was a child we just altered the clock in the hallway, and ones own watch, easy! Sadly now there are so many things to check, some automatically change, others such as cookers and microwaves, alarm clock radios still hanging on from college days of the 1990’s which some say are well past their sell by date, need manual adjustment.
I have had a clock for some time on my one day list, which I shall start to restore as I understand a new business is starting where it was made, and here it is, the photograph of the dial taken a while ago, but wouldn’t it be nice if it went home like my last clock, recently sold to a client in Winchcombe!
Here it is, the infamous “Giles Coates” of Chedworth, who was, if my memory serves me correctly, sent away to Tasmania after being charged for poaching. I can’t remember whether this clock was made by that Giles, or his father, but I shall enjoy sorting it all and rebuilding a somewhat sad looking oak case to it’s former glory, and to listen to the tick and the chime over lunch one day!
Please do shout if you would like more information about this clock, or the monthly antiques and collectors fairs in Lechlade on Thames, Gloucestershire!