Spalding - Clock and Clarion

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Reference WMO/263422

Address:

South Holland Centre

23 Market Place

Spalding

PE11 1SS

England

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Clock
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Originally erected in the Corn Exchange, the clock was installed in 1922 and the carillon some time later, In 1972 the Corn Exchange was demolished to make way for the new South Holland Centre, and the carillon is installed in a glass tower below the Clock. The South Holland Centre reopened on October 24 1974, The clock is chimed by 8 of the carillon bells. The Hour Bell [noe C] is of 5 cwts. and is inscribed "This bell was founded and a chiming clock provided by voluntary subscription as the Spalding Victory Memorial to celebrate the triumph of the Allied Forces in the Great War 1914-1918
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Some of the bells are dedicated to WW1 casualties: Note F# In memory of Sidney Simson, killed in France July 1916. Note F In memory of F. J. Brown, killed in action in France August 1916. Note D# In memopry of John C. Morrison, killed in action May 1915, aged 27

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