Swaffham’s town clock set to chime again

Swaffham's town clock will chime again after councillors agreed to pay for a replacement part from a historic Derby clockmaker.

The clock, in the tower of St Peter and St Paul Church, should strike every 15 minutes but fell silent in April after an annual service resulted in it needing a replacement part.

Repairs were delayed while the town council negotiated the cost of the part with Smiths of Derby, which has been helping keep time around the world, including in St Paul's Cathederal and Customs House in Shanghai, for five generations.

Town councillors meeting on Wednesday June 13 approved the �200 plus VAT quote for the new part, which is less than half an earlier estimate.

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