Day to Day => Towns & Villages => Clock Towers => Topic started by: kyn on September 19, 2011, 14:07:41

Title: Clock Towers in Kent
Post by: kyn on September 19, 2011, 14:07:41
Clock towers served an important purpose when they were built, during the nineteenth century people generally did not have any way to tell the time apart from when church towers rung their bells to mark the beginning of a service and the construction of clock towers, usually in the centre of towns, gave everyone the opportunity to keep track of time.  After a time clock towers were given faces to allow people to tell the time any time of day.  Today clock towers are constructed as aesthetic structures, often as part of a memorial. 
Title: Re: Clock Towers in Kent
Post by: Roseann on September 12, 2018, 07:46:15
A friend of mine said in the 70/80s a clock tower was put in the centre of the roundabout at the bottom opposite the  Red Lion pub , I dont remember this but does anyone else and has anyone a picture ,I know there is one at the top of star hill but dont remember this one .
Title: Re: Clock Towers in Kent
Post by: Bryn Clinch on September 12, 2018, 08:50:19
Which town/village?
Title: Re: Clock Towers in Kent
Post by: Roseann on September 12, 2018, 10:02:22
Rochester Kent , Bryn Clinch
Title: Re: Clock Towers in Kent
Post by: Lyn L on September 12, 2018, 10:10:38
I don't think there was ever a clock tower there. Not that I remember seeing from early 60s onwards anyway.
Title: Re: Clock Towers in Kent
Post by: redge on September 12, 2018, 17:19:47
There a small clock tower at the top of Star Hill  Rochester, It's at the A2 / A229 roundabout Junction.
Title: Re: Clock Towers in Kent
Post by: Roseann on September 12, 2018, 18:43:14
Redge, that is not the same place where this one was supposed to be .