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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:00 am 
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Time Stands Still at 'Aggate

This pitiful story, 'tis sad to relate,
Is concerning the clock in the tower at Haggate

For on Monday it stopped and there isn't much doubt,
It's 'eadin for t' scrapyard, not deard but worn out.

Abairt three i'th afternoon, I sensed summat wrong,
An old crony were missin' - I axed "weers 'ee gone?"

They said "Gone to mend t' clock, tecken tools it entails,
A ladder, a hammer, a chisel and some nails."

When 'ee coom back later, "It's hed it," 'ee said,
"It needs nowt nair, on;y for t' last rites to be read.

I can't get a murmer, not even a wheze,
It's summat else ut they'll blame on Ted 'eath and 'is freeze."

To my way o' thinkin', if truth be towled,
That clock must be at least a hundred yer old.

When I were a youngster, and this I would swear,
The chap ut won't clock up were next on to be mayor.

One chap I knew, and this is for sure,
When t' clock stopped 'ee'd started it wi' kickin' at door,

Another chap a tackler, when ah were a kid,
Said, 'ee'd made a new spring frae a traykle tin lid.

But at last it looks oer wi', sooer says the old mon,
It needs a transplant o' some soort if it's bairn carry on.

From 'Th' Owd Syker Looks at Life.'

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:08 am 
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Eeeeee by gum!!!! I wonder if that is the clock on the front of the Reading Room ( Corrin House)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:21 am 
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Aye t'is a fink.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:29 am 
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Ah yes,it was called the Corrin Memorial Clock,a long description of it is in Roger Frost's book "A Lancashire Township" Page 146 and 147 .The turret that housed the clock bell on top of the house roof no longer exists but the clock face still remains. "Sadly, it no longer exists,and the singular sound of the 'Aggate Bell' is not heard; a considerable loss"

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:56 am 
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These photographs show the Reading Room with and without the clock bell tower.

http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/Pho ... Rooms1.htm

http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/Pho ... roads1.htm

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