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Oxford Tourist attraction receives TLC

April 28, 2013 Heritage, News

Carfax Tower’s iconic chiming quarter boys and clock are in our clock works undergoing restoration. The figures are named “quarter boys” because they strike the chimes every 15 minutes, a spectacle which brings tourists to the tower in their scores. Oxford City Council cultural development manager Ceri Gorton said: Carfax Tower is a much-loved tourist attraction and it is important for our cultural heritage to preserve these historic figures as well as all that comes with the tower. The quarter boys will be taken down and restored to their former glory. The end process will see a much improved Carfax…

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100 year old clock unveiled

March 26, 2013 Heritage, News

We were delighted and privileged to restore the gatehouse clock at Bishopthorpe Palace back to its former glory. The clock was manufactured by W Potts & Sons Ltd (part of the Smith of Derby group) in 1913 for Archbishop Cosmo Lang, the current Archbishop Dr John Sentamu, spoke of his delight at setting the clock and following in Cosmo Lang’s footsteps: Generations of local people have grown up with this clock as part of community life, passing it daily on the way to school or work. This restoration, which has been done with great care, is wonderful to see. Hopefully…

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Passing of Time

March 26, 2013 Creative, News

New Clock Symbolises ‘Passing of Time’

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Theresa May MP opens new village clock in Sonning

November 26, 2012 News, Public

Theresa May MP opens new village clock in Sonning

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Bondholders Celebrate 20th Anniversary

September 13, 2012 News, Public

Marketing Derby Bondholders Landau Forte College and Smith of Derby marked the 20th anniversary of the college by unveiling a clock designed by students.

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Clocking Up 20 Years!

August 10, 2012 News, Public

Laudau Forte Students designers of the future..

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Church Funding – an Issue?

July 25, 2012 Heritage, News

Fundraising is something that is part and parcel of parish life. Churches are having to compete harder than ever to raise money. If you are raising funds for major projects such as building works or the creation of new facilities, please download our latest fact sheet and learn how the information provided has proved to be successful for Smith of Derby Group clients.

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Blair Atholl Castle Clock

May 21, 2012 News, Public

13th Century Clock and Tower Restored

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The New Celeste Collection

May 8, 2012 Creative, News

Contemporary or classical… limited only by your imagination

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BBC East Midlands Today reports on the Global Export Market

April 17, 2012 Creative, News

Smith of Derby looks to China

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