Historic clock presented to Wisbech

Wisbech society restoration of the Danns Clock. ANL-150204-082948009

Wisbech society restoration of the Danns Clock. ANL-150204-082948009

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A historic clock has been officially handed over to Wisbech.

Dann’s Clock was returned to its original home, on the side of W H Brown, in Bridge Street, in February thanks to Wisbech Society and Wisbech Rotary Club.

Wisbech Society's new park bench at St Peter's Gardens. ANL-150204-082917009

Wisbech Society's new park bench at St Peter's Gardens. ANL-150204-082917009

The clock had been removed by the shop’s previous owners but was brought back by the two groups.

During a special ceremony, it was presented to Wisbech Town Council. Speeches were given by Richard Barnwell, on behalf of the Rotary Club, and Ray Johnson, chairman of Wisbech Society. Mr Johnson said: “It is part of the town’s heritage and has been on that building since 1864. It is fantastic to have it back in the town.”

An appeal is aiming to recover the costs of purchasing and repairing the clock.

Donations can be sent to David Crouch by emailing treasurer@wisbech-society.co.uk or Ken Green, Rotary Club treasurer, at New Parkwood Lodge, Terrington St John, PE14 7RX.

n Wisbech Society has installed a bench in the town’s St Peter’s Gardens.

The society presented the bench to mark its 75th anniversary, which was held last year. Mayor Michael Hill was at the ceremony.