Bexhill Heritage’s restoration of the West Station Clock has been fully completed now that the clock faces are illuminated just as they were in the station’s heyday over fifty years ago. To mark the occasion, the charity commissioned a special framed poster listing the names of the clock project team and of the patrons who funded the venture. The commemorative poster is now on display West Station’s Waiting Room Café.
Chairman of Bexhill Heritage, Raymond Konyn, thanked donors and said, “We’re proud that this restoration has been completed at no cost to the public purse. The charity’s members and the people of Bexhill were determined to bring new life to the clock and restore a very familiar and important local landmark. We couldn’t have done it without their help and support. We’re also extremely grateful to local electrician, Matt Hyatt, who responded to our appeal for a bit of specialist help to quickly solved a problem we had been puzzling over for some time.”
Simon Allen, Bexhill Heritage’s Project Co-ordinator and leader of the restoration team, now has the responsibility of making sure the clock keeps good time. “Mechanical clocks need lots attention. In addition to its weekly winding, regular adjustment and maintenance is essential to keep this lovely clock ticking”, he said, “It’s well over one hundred years old but with good care it should still be working in another hundred years’ time.”
Main image: © David Pulley
Poster image: CC0 Alexis Markwick