Earlier this month our team began restoration of the Coronation Clock Tower in Sheerness to its former glory.
The Grade II listed clock tower was dismantled in sections over three days by engineers Kevin Allen, Martin Butchers, Richard Cox, Dave Longdon and apprentice clockmaker Ethan Burnett. The essential repairs and careful restoration will be completed by our team at our dedicated workshops in Derby.
Now the clock is safely in Derby it will undergo repairs to the dial, hands, and clock mechanism. New iron sections will be cast to replace the damaged areas, and the existing paintwork will be removed before being fully restored and transported back to Sheerness for reinstallation.
The restoration includes reinstating the lanterns, which will be specially fabricated to replace those originally hanging from the clock tower.
Kevin Allen, Smith of Derby Fabrication Engineer, said:
“We appreciate the clock tower holds great importance for the town and the community – many people watched the process of removal and lined the streets as the clock tower embarked on her journey north.”
“I personally love this type of work – peeling back the years of decay and then returning the clocks back to their former glory.”
The clock tower is due to be returned to Sheerness in Spring 2022
You can watch a short video and read more about the restoration and removal process by visiting our social media sites or clicking here:
Sheerness Clocktower Removal Update – Time Lapse Video – Visit Swale (visit-swale.co.uk)