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Clouds, Chimney-Sweep and Clock Tower

10 Nov

1    There was sun and rain this morning and I hoped for a rainbow. No luck but this beautiful dramatic sky instead.

Dramatic sky

2   Looking in the yellow pages for a chimney sweep, I found this delightful advert with the chimney sweep offering to attend weddings. Tradition has it that 200 years ago, a Chimney Sweep saved the life of King George II by stopping his runaway horse and carriage. The King issued a Royal Decree that Chimney Sweeps are bringers of luck and should be treated with the greatest of respect. So started the tradition and because sweeps are lucky, couples sometimes arrange to meet the sweep at their Wedding!

Chimney-sweep advert

3   I love the colours on our town clock face.  You might like this bit of history about our lovely clock:  “Clock Tower Situated midway along Fore Street is the Town Clock which has stood on or very near this site for a long time, certainly since the 1700’s. In 1828 the former wood built tower was demolished and replaced by a stone tower. In 1841 the open arches at ground level were closed in for use as Police cells. With the increasing height of the surrounding commercial properties the Clock Tower was extended in 1904 so that the miners living at the top of the town could see the time, and also chimes were added.”

Redruth Clock Tower

The date is 10.11.12 That just pleases me!

 

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4 responses to “Clouds, Chimney-Sweep and Clock Tower

  1. Kathleen Richardson

    November 11, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Beautiful skies here, too, this fall. Thanks for the photos and history on chimney sweeps and the clock tower. All very interesting.

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  2. Don

    November 10, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Magnificent clouds. Lovely history around the clock.

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  3. childtasticbooks

    November 10, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Wow – I knew chimney sweeps were supposed to be lucky but I didn’t know the tradition behind it, nor that they are linked with weddings. Fantastic!

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