Clock Tower, Rock and Jelly Babies

03 Dec

The lights are on in town. Here is our clock tower with its star.

Another rock from the wall we pass on our walk home.

Regular readers will know of my fondness for Jelly Babies, a rare and much appreciated treat!  I learned this weekend that Grace Dent, a radio and print journalist and food critic whose work I admire, has developed a  love of Jelly Babies during Lockdown.


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5 responses to “Clock Tower, Rock and Jelly Babies

  1. snoakes7001

    December 3, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    I never knew that!

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 4, 2020 at 7:09 pm

      It’s a bit of local history that I really like. 🙂

  2. ladysighs

    December 3, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    How old is that clock tower? Does it date back to way back when? Or does it only look that way?

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 3, 2020 at 10:21 pm

      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.” I really love how the made the tower higher so people at the top of the town could tell the time. 🙂

      • ladysighs

        December 3, 2020 at 11:22 pm

        Thank you! Very interesting. Sometimes we see a building or wall or tower and only learn about the architecture etc. And maybe forget that ‘real’ people used it for jobs and everyday life. So many stories that tower holds that will never be told.


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