Fressingfield Clock WWI

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Reference WMO/224486

Address:

St Peter and St Paul Church

Church Hill

Fressingfield

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IP21 5PB

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Clock
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: No lettering
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: The memorial tower clock on the parish church was funded by public subscription to commemorate the lives of the 28 men from Fressingfield who died in WW1. The clock is on the west elevation of the flint clad church tower. The clock is in full working order and keeps very good time. .. The clock was installed in 1921(dedicated 16 October) and was made by G and F Cope of Nottingham, the makers of Wesminster's Big Ben. The chimes were not functioning, but were reinstated in 2017 with support from the village and charitable grants, including a generous donation from the War Memorials Trust. The chimes were specifically funded by the relatives of First Lieutenant Herbert John Fisher who died on 3rd October 1918 aged 32 years. He is buried in Roisel Communal Cemetery. Inside the church there is a memorial noting that the clock is in memory of those who died.
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“Lord Thro’ This Hour Be Though Our Guide So By Thy Power No Foot Shall Slide. The Clock In This Tower Was Erected By The Inhabitants Of Fressingfield A.D. 1921. The Chimes Were Given By J. Fisher And G.W. Fisher In Memory Of Lt. Herbert J. Fisher A.F.A And Other Brave Men Of This Parish Who Fell In The Great War 1914-18”

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