Posts In: Remembrance

WW1 Clock unveiled at The Devil’s Porridge Museum

November 23, 2020 Remembrance

The Mossband Clock in its new home at The Devil’s Porridge Museum   Smith of Derby are very proud to have recently completed the restoration and installation of the Mossband Clock for the wonderful Devil’s Porridge Museum in Dumfries and Galloway. A clock that we originally manufactured and installed 104 years ago and the only part left of Mossband House, the central headquarters of H.M. Factory Gretna and later used by the MOD. A real local landmark, it is a privilege to have been part of the process to save and rehome this historic clock, now a centrepiece in a…

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Time to Remember

November 6, 2020 Remembrance

Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day are set to be very different this year. People are being encouraged to mark the days appropriately in their own way. A great example of this is the memorial clock, looked after by our clockmakers, in the centre of Pelsall in Walsall which has been decorated for Remembrance Day every year since 2015 in a different theme. In its inaugural year, 15,000 red knitted poppies made by volunteers were put on the clock and nearby benches creating a striking display. This year the theme is the Battle of Britain and three Spitfires, crafted locally, look…

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