Posts In:

The Old Joe Clocktower

December 11, 2018 Uncategorized

The University of Birmingham boasts the tallest free-standing clock tower in the world at the heart of its campus, commonly known as ‘Old Joe’ or ‘Big Joe’. In 2017 Old Joe fell silent as the Smith of Derby Group carried out repairs to the strike side of the clock so the famous chimes could be heard across campus once again.   The tower has also had other practical purposes over the last 113 years, since it was built in 1905 when the four JB Joyce clock dials were first commisioned. It was originally designed with the physics department in mind to…

Continue Reading

Cancer Research Visit Smith of Derby

December 4, 2018 News

The Derbyshire community is at the heart of everything we do here at Smith of Derby. This may be working with local charities, getting involved in local projects or working with the University. As part of this we recently welcomed 20 members from the Derby committee of Cancer Research UK. Cancer Research UK is a charity close to the heart of many people. Following the original creation of Imperial Cancer in 1902, following this another cancer group was formed in 1923, known as The British Empire Cancer Campaign before subsequently being renamed as the Cancer Research Campaign in 1970. In…

Continue Reading