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The Restoration of Dover’s much-loved Olde Frying Pan

May 13, 2024 Uncategorized

On 15 February Martin Crowther (Engagement Officer at Dover’s historic Maison Dieu) and his wife Michelle visited Smith of Derby to see work in progress restoring the building’s much-loved Victorian bracket clock. Here’s Martin’s recollections of a very special visit… “Michelle and I enjoyed a truly fascinating visit to Smith of Derby, clockmakers and restorers, where we were warmly welcomed by Martin Butchers and the dedicated team of specialists working on the Maison Dieu (Dover Town Hall) clock. We were treated as special guests and given a VIP tour to see all stages of clock restoration in process. What struck…

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The Terry’s Chocolate Factory Clock: A Gents C40C Waiting Train Movement

May 1, 2024 Uncategorized

Here Andy Burdon, a Non-Exec Director of Smith of Derby Ltd. and a member of the Clocks Conservation Committee of the Church Buildings Council, talks us through the Gents Waiting Train Movement. This movement replaces the original, lost movement of the same time type, at the Terry’s Chocolate Factory in York. The movement is a Gents C40C Waiting Train Movement. The movement was installed at the Terry’s Chocolate Factory in the summer of last year.  

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