With video: Time stands still - for now

With video: Time stands still - for now

With video: Time stands still - for now

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TIME has momentarily stopped on two prominent public clocks.

Locals trying to get the correct time from the Clock Tower in Brighton and the Floral Clock in Palmeira Square, Hove, will be feelilng well and truly ticked off.

After being informed, Brighton and Hove City Council said it expected both to be marking the passage of time again soon A spokeswoman said the Clock Tower, whose hands are pointing to 12, was undergoing regular essential maintenance which would take two to three days.

But she added the floral clock may take a little longer.

A council spokesman said: “It's possible the heavy rain has caused problems for the Floral Clock in Hove because the clock’s mechanism is underground.

“The council's expert horologist will inspect the clock early next week to find out why it has stopped and what repairs are needed.”

Girda Sumray, 80, of Palmeira Square, Hove, who walks her dog in the area three times a day, said: “I don’t really look at it to be honest.

“There’s a clock on St John’s the Baptist church so I tend to use that.”

Liz Romano, 71, who used to live in Adelaide Crescent before moving to the Fiveways area, said: “You take these things for granted.

“It was there for years when I lived here and people rarely noticed it.

“But it is a lovely addition to the area.”

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11:51am Sun 13 Jan 13

Roundbill says...

Tributes to the clocks can be left below.
Tributes to the clocks can be left below. Roundbill
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12:47pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Mayan Turkey says...

Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.

Broken? Nonsense, these clocks are still accurate on exactly two occasions each day...though perhaps the council could stop using them to set the timers on all the traffic lights in the city?

Does every council have it's own "council expert horologist"? Are such long suffering employees called in to attend to a mayor's ceremonial Prince Albert if it gets stuck?
Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana. Broken? Nonsense, these clocks are still accurate on exactly two occasions each day...though perhaps the council could stop using them to set the timers on all the traffic lights in the city? Does every council have it's own "council expert horologist"? Are such long suffering employees called in to attend to a mayor's ceremonial Prince Albert if it gets stuck? Mayan Turkey
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12:54pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Roundbill says...

It's only a temporary position - but then, ultimately, so is everything.
It's only a temporary position - but then, ultimately, so is everything. Roundbill
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1:14pm Sun 13 Jan 13

worthingite says...

Brilliant...... A video of a clock not working,gripping stuff !!!!!
Brilliant...... A video of a clock not working,gripping stuff !!!!! worthingite
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1:17pm Sun 13 Jan 13

jyan says...

Is anyone ticked off about this? Is it in the council minutes? Will they use second-hand parts? All timely questions...
Is anyone ticked off about this? Is it in the council minutes? Will they use second-hand parts? All timely questions... jyan
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2:23pm Sun 13 Jan 13

MuammarQaddafi says...

Cue the Rush song: "Time stand still ... I'm not looking back, but I want to look around me now, time stand still ..."
Cue the Rush song: "Time stand still ... I'm not looking back, but I want to look around me now, time stand still ..." MuammarQaddafi
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3:52pm Sun 13 Jan 13

ICantThinkOfAName says...

I blame it on the Greens.
I blame it on the Greens. ICantThinkOfAName
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9:03am Mon 14 Jan 13

Morpheus says...

Sums up Brighton - standing still.
Sums up Brighton - standing still. Morpheus
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