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New coronation clock marking crowning of George V unveiled on Highcliffe high street




A NEW eight-foot-high clock marking King George V's coronation has been installed on Highcliffe high street.

The original clock had been in place at Highcliffe Corner for 110 years, but had been badly damaged by wear and tear.

A group of organisations including Highcliffe Action Team (HAT), Highcliffe and Walkford Parish Council, Doves Memorials and the Hoburne Group funded its replacement.

The unveiling of Highcliffe's Coronation Clock
The unveiling of Highcliffe's Coronation Clock

The Highcliffe Charity Players and developer Joshua Worthy also donated money for the feature, which was unveiled outside Hoburne's new development.

Jane Dean, communications officer for HAT, said: “We have been working closely with the clock developer, BCP Council and Hoburne Development to ensure this much revered clock is reinstated in perpetuity.

"The newly completed coronation clock is accompanied by a floor plaque acknowledging 2020 as a year when time seemingly stood still for so many of us.”

The original Coronation Clock in Highcliffe high street (photo: Ian Stevenson Archive Trust)
The original Coronation Clock in Highcliffe high street (photo: Ian Stevenson Archive Trust)

Hoburne’s director, Rosie Kennar, said: “The clock has been a special landmark in the village of Highcliffe for many years, and as a local family-run company, we are delighted by the combined effort from everyone to restore and relocate it."

Cllr Bob Hutchings, chairman of the parish council, said the clock was "something we can all be proud of".

Georgina Smith, chair of the Highcliffe Charity Players, called the feature a "wonderful commemorative enhancement to the village we all love".



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