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Parliament clock timecheck

rhondathompson, rhondathompson@nationnews.com

Added 29 June 2011

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IN THREE WEEKS the historic Parliament clock will be striking again. This was the word from traditional clockmaker and servicer Andrew Hinks, minutes before he started to fix the 136-year-old clock, which has been out of service since last October. Under the facilitation of the Ministry of Transport and Works (MTW), Hinks and his colleague Brian Parry, both from English-based traditional clock company Smith of Derby, flew into the island on Monday. Hinks told the MIDWEEK NATION that some of the original inner components of the clock would be replaced, but most would be retained.  “We are seeking to protect the integrity of the clock through keeping as many original parts as possible. But, though the clock is not working, it is in excellent condition. It was a very well made clock.” MTW’s technical officer Richard Austin said that along with the fixing the clock, restoration work would also be done to the tower. (AH)

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