Archive of 2017 - Antique Grandfather Clocks

Dec 29 2017

Robert Preston Watch and Clockmaker,Chester

Robert  Preston, GOLDSMITH JEWELLER, CUTLER, CLOCK AND WATCHMAKER TOYMAN 6THJULY. 1790 Impressed with a due sense of gratitude to his friends for the repeated favours they have for several years conferred on him, he begs leave to solicit a continuance of them at his shop adjoining the Eastgate, which is now open during the fair, […]

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Dec 14 2017

Robert Bowers Watch & Clockmaker, Chester 1801

Robert Bowers, Goldsmith, Jeweller, Watch and Clockmaker informs his numerous friends and the public that he has removed his repository and manufactory from Bridge Street Row to the premises lately occupied By Mr. Owens apothecary, and Mrs. Washington and Gamon, milliners at the lower end of Eastgate Street Row ,near the hotel, which he has […]


Dec 11 2017

Won’t Break My Word

I know you’ve got something to ask me,you know I’ve been telling lies but you don’t have to say a thing, I can see it in your eyes so baby, don’t say a word, don’t say a word, don’t say a word so baby don’t say a word, don’t say a word, don’t say a […]


Dec 06 2017

Chester Clock Robbery 8th March 1933

Chester Chronicle 8th March 1833. Whereas some person or persons did late on Wednesday night the 6th or early on Thursday the 7th instant, break into the shop occupied by BRYARS, WATCHMAKERS, Eastgate Street Row, Chester and did steal from there THREE CLOCKS ,with Samuel Bryars, Chester, on the same,a nd ONE CLOCK(without name)striking on […]

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Nov 23 2017


Chester Chronicle 27th January 1836. We have lately seen a large turret clock, upon a magnificent scale, at the shop of Mr. Fletcher, clockmaker at the Eastgate, which is entirely of Chester manufacture. It is intended for the stable tower at Eaton Hall and gives the time on four different dials, strikes the hours and […]


Nov 17 2017

Astronomical Musical Clock and Organ, Whitchurch

Chester Courant 1773 To be disposed of by way of chance or raffle, to the person who throws the highest number with two dice at three throws at the house of Robert Clay known by the name or sign of the White Lion in Whitchurch on Wednesday the 20th day of October inst, between the […]


Nov 08 2017

Alec’s Clock by Alec Trivass

    “the face of the moment ticking away upon the mantlepiece portioned the day into twenty four hours dark, light, and grey     tho’ time passes slowly passing the buck with each passing minute never gets stuck, for ticking is living, and so he ‘tuck’.     so for hours, and yours and […]


Oct 24 2017

Old Church Clock St.Peters.Little Budworth 1727

The old church clock, made in 1727 is still in running and in reliable working order. The following extract from the original agreement in its construction is interesting, ” It is agreed this 18th of April 1727 between John Egerton esquire and Mr. Joseph Smith, clockmaker of Gloverstone in Chester, the said Mr. Smith for […]


Oct 19 2017

A Gatherer of Time by Alec Trivass

    an horologe aggregator, who lives in widnes town, gathered to him lots of clocks, bought for just a shilling down. steadily he added to his clock accumulation but was never satisfied with his clock aggregation.     he’s quite a jolly fellow who will help you if he can and if you share […]


Oct 15 2017

Thomas Green and Sisters Chester Clocks

Chester Courant-21st. December 1779 Watch and clock trade.- THOMAS GREEN and SISTERS of Nantwich, beg leave to return their sincere thanks to their late father’s friends and the public for the favours he received during his long continuance  in the watch and clock trade, and humbly inform them, that the business will be continued at […]