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Royal Academician Cornelia Parker unveils installation at St Pancras Station

May 28, 2015 News, Public

London, 28 May 2015 – at 5:30am, St Pancras International station and the Royal Academy of Arts revealed this year’s highly anticipated Terrace Wires installation, One More Time, 2015, by leading British artist Cornelia Parker RA.

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A beautiful dial restoration, St James Church, Goffs Oak, Hertfordshire

May 20, 2015 Heritage, News

Smith of Derby clock-makers have completed a beautiful dial restoration and provided the client with the opportunity to save funds for other projects in the process.Martin Butchers, Technical Sales Engineer for the South, was asked by St James’ Church in Goffs Oak, Hertfordshire, to visit and inspect the clock, with a view to repairing the movement and restoring the clock to good working order. On close inspection Martin saw that the clock dial had weathered badly and was in great need of restoration, and because there were other works taking place at the church which required scaffolding, he suggested that…

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New Smith of Derby clock built for its old home – now owned by award winning restaurant L’escargot bleu

May 11, 2015 Creative, News

New Smith of Derby clock built for its old home – now owned by award winning restaurant L’escargot bleu. Just like the hands of a clock, what goes around comes around. So when we were called out to build a new clock for top Edinburgh restaurant L’escargot bleu, it was like stepping back in time. It emerged that the restaurant is housed in the former home of James Ritchie & Son, a Smith of Derby company and now based in nearby Broxburn, and the clock they were replacing was a James Ritchie original that had stood there for decades. Tony…

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