'IF MY TIME YOU CANNOT TELL, HARK TO HEAR MY HOURLY BELL'
Over a hundred well-wishers turned out to witness the unveiling of Martin Rowling's hand-made village clock attended by a representative of the Worshipful Guild of Clockmakers, the Fiori Musicali Choir and many other dignitaries.
After the unveiling, Martin gave a brief talk, explaining the background to his 7-year ambition to build a clock completely by hand, using only the skills used by blacksmiths two hundred years ago. Even the rivets were made by hand - a true labour of love. He also explained the practical reasons for choosing the unusual single-handed 6-hour dial which not only saves a lot of laborious engineering but also gives greater accuracy than a similar 12-hour clock.
The former Rector of Helmdon gave a brief address and led the Blessing of the clock before a rowsing Three Cheers was given by all assembled for Martin and his magnificent achievement.
A hymn and 'God Save The Queen' was sung to mark the arrival of the Jubilee Clock and complete a memorable day in Culworth.
And here's the video of the day