It’s here!

The Kings Head clock arrived this morning from Smiths of Derby, the clock makers who have painstakingly restored it to its original glory.

A team of workmen have this morning begun the task of erecting the clock and connecting the power to the new clock mechanism and to the LED lights which will illuminate the clock face.

It will be officially opened on its new home at the junction of Bearwood Road and Hagley Road by the Mayor of Sandwell with guests from Birmingham City Council who have been very supportive in assisting with the relocation. The ceremony will take place at 10am on Saturday morning when the Mayor will formally unveil it with a plaque giving a brief history of the clock.

 

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7 Responses to It’s here!

  1. John says:

    And it looks magnificent. A stunning landmark feature to welcome people to Bearwood.

  2. Eve says:

    Walked past the clock on my way home from work this evening. It does look very lovely. Thank you to all involved! Would it be possible to share the plans for the rest of the site? Will the public toilets be knocked down for example-they are such an eyesore in comparison! (In my humble opinion!)

  3. Steve Eling says:

    We are just waiting for the electric supply to be disconnected from the toilet block and then it can be taken down. The Ferrell for the Christmas tree has also be relocated within the newly paved area, away from the clock towards the old toilet block. The new fixing also includes and electric supply for the tree lights, which means it won’t have to have an overhead wire from a lamp post anymore. The plan is that the toilet block will have gone and more paving put in ready for the tree to arrive in late November.

  4. Steve Price says:

    Tremendous news…well done to all involved, and in particular to Ann, Steve and Bob. The gateway to Bearwood…and with Lightwoods Park and the House being restored to their former glory things are looking really good! But we do need to do something about the shops at the top end of Bearwood Road, although I know that our councillors have limited powers to influence this

    • Bob says:

      Yes, Steve, and not forgetting Richard Marshall who picked this up and ran with it when we first suggested it in the Bearwood Bulletin, and Phil Santos from Birmingham Ciry highways who also helped us. It has taken about 4 years, but it Was worth it, it looks great.

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