Thursday, 30 July 2009
My photograph here show one of the two clock faces on Derby Cathedral as of 7.15am today.
The clock faces are undergoing a £13,000 revamp, the last renovation was back in 1964.
Both faces had been hand-painted last week and then the gold-leafing of the Roman numeral figures was being done but because of the extreamly poor weather (bucket loads of rain!) it had ruined the finish so they have had to start the task again.
Thats why the clock face looks like this.
The clock is being renovated by Smith of Derby, who also renovated the clock at St Pancras station.
Smiths contacted me a few weeks ago to ask if I had any old photographs of the clock face before the previous restoration as it was believed that the clock faces used to be blue. Unfortunately there are not many photographs in full colour from that era.
Derby Cathedral is part of the Cathedral Quarter.
My photographs in the Cathedral.
Photographs from a Tower Open Day.