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Author:  Mel [ Sat May 09, 2009 11:15 am ]
Post subject:  Like Colne Clock

A steady person was formerly said to be " Like Colne clock" i.e., always at one. This saying arose from the fact that the church clock oftener stood than went, on which account it was thought expedient to introduce a rival, commonly known as "Lady Betty's Clock." The saying, however, has lost its force, for at the present day the church clock has outlived its rival, and goes remarkably well.

Annals and stories of Colne and neighbourhood by J. Carr

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