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Avebury clock tells the time again
Avebury clock
The clock was restored following local fund-raising and donations

Avebury is no longer a village where time stands still, following the restoration of a rare 18th Century clock.

The turret clock is mounted on the stables by the entrance to Avebury Manor, but had been stuck at ten to four for many years.

Now the National Trust has raised the money for the clock to be restored and, following a special ceremony on Wednesday 14 July, it has started telling the correct time again.

"The clock was away for over a year being repaired, but has now been brought back to Avebury and we are looking forward to many long years of service from it," said Eleanor Eaton, Visitor Services Manager at Avebury.

The money to pay for the repair of the clock included donations from the Kennet Valley National Trust Association, and a raffle run by volunteers.

The clock's repair was celebrated with a number of time-related events at Avebury, including Circles in Time, a photography competition to capture all aspects of Avebury at different times of year.

The 12 winning entries have been printed onto canvas and put on display in the restaurant.




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