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    David Burbage MBE was Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council from 2007-2016. This blog : Promoted by Geoff Hill on behalf of David Burbage and all other Windsor and Maidenhead Conservative candidates, all of 2 Castle End Farm, Ruscombe, Berkshire RG10 9XQ
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More heritage restored in Windsor

Posted by davidburbage on January 28, 2011

 Today the Mayor (Cllr Catherine Bursnall, right) unveiled the “clock in the pavement” which historically stood in this exact spot, in Windsor High St.

Years ago, the clock was installed and many Windsorians remember it with affection. In the 70s or 80s, it broke and was removed. But I heard about this, and determined to restore the clock to Windsor’s pavement!

On the left is the daughter (Caroline Fox I believe) whose father was a Dyson that ran the shop (now a café that gave us refreshments!) next to the clock in the pavement.

I have no idea who the guy in the middle is . . . . but this installation, on the back of the restoration of the Lutyens fountain at the bottom of Castle Hill, with the soon-to-be-open Windsor Museum at the Guildhall is this Council’s delivery of heritage in the town of Windsor. The castle isn’t going anywhere – so we need to play our part in keeping the town’s heritage maintained.

The clock does just that.

Let’s hope it works and doesn’t lose minutes!

The BBC report is here : http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/berkshire/hi/people_and_places/arts_and_culture/newsid_9379000/9379754.stm

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