Clock dials at Chetwynd, Shropshire restored to former glory

February 13, 2015 Heritage, News

ChetwyndNEWSusedThese amazing photographs show the before and after effect of a full restoration of these very unusual clock dials at St Michael and All Angels in Chetwynd, Shropshire.

We were called in to remove the two dials to allow extensive stone restoration work on the tower to be carried out. However, they were in such a state of disrepair that we suggested it was an ideal opportunity to restore them to their former glory.

The Church agreed that a full restoration was necessary to preserve the clock dials for future generations, and Smith of Derby clockmakers restored them by re-glazing, painting and gilding using 23½ carat double thickness gold leaf, with, as the photographs show, brilliant results.

Keith Cotton, Smith of Derby Technical Sales Engineer, said: “The results provide a really attractive focal point on the church tower to be enjoyed by all the local community. The difference between before and after is stark. We have been associated with the church for many years and the last time the clock dials were restored was in 1970, and therefore an extensive amount of work needed to be carried out.”

For more information on this project and its works feel free to contact us.To keep up to date on all of our clock projects we carry out, follow us on twitter at @smithofderby

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