Posts In: SMith of Derby

Memorial Clock Tower, New Zealand

January 23, 2019 News

A memorial clock tower is a common feature in many towns and cities across the world but particularly in Australasia. They are often the scene of annual Anzac parades, which take place in April to commemorate those lost in both World Wars. The picturesque town of Waverley, New Zealand, is no different as it has a memorial clock tower at the heart of its community. The tower was subject to a full restoration in 2013 which brought it back to full working order and visually making it look ‘as good as new’. However, the clocks chiming hours were not always…

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Training Week at Smith of Derby

January 14, 2019 News

Every January a week is put aside for training at Smith of Derby and 2019 has been no different. Last week all of our clockmakers travelled to our Derby works, from their various locations across the UK, to take part in a week of training. The week started with the clockmakers arriving at our Alfreton Road works and unloading their vans so equipment, such as harnesses and other safety apparatus, could be tested by external adjudicators. Following this, all of the clockmakers were given a presentation from Bob Betts on how the week would progress and the importance of this…

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November News at Smith of Derby

November 29, 2018 News

As the nights draw in and the run up to Christmas gets into full swing, the team have been working hard on various things here at Smith of Derby to ensure everything is ready for a successful 2019! The start of November was a particularly busy period as the team worked on many projects across the UK ahead of remembrance Sunday services. Of course this year was a special year as it was the 100th anniversary of World War One, meaning there was even more projects than normal taking place. Several of the team attended the annual Celestial Ball which…

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