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Sep 25 2018

Wanted by Thomas Brown

Chester Courant — 20th January 1778 WANTED Six Journeyman CLOCK-MAKERS who will have constant employment and good wages, by applying to THOMASĀ  BROWN, watch and clockmaker in Chester. NB Sober and diligent men, will meet with encouragement

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Apr 20 2018

Grandfather Clock Reference by Elmer Holt USA

Hello John, Both grandfather clocks are fine and are a welcome addition to our home.They are now like members of the family,sort of tall,just stand around a lot,communicate with their hands,occasionally speak up,low maintenance and become quiet when needing attention. Wendy and Elmer Holt, Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA

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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 […]


Oct 04 2017

How Many Flies a Tail by Alec Trivass

how many flies to a tail? well a horse has a big tail for shifting flies, but that’s not what i mean now, is it? so how many flies to a tail? (well of course it’s a long tale, so listen carefully, or you’ll miss it!)   a chit-chat is a lizard that lives on […]


May 23 2017

The Vicissutudes of a Cheshire Clock

Chester, from time immemorial, has been a great centre for the making of clocks. To possess one, of what are now called Grandfather Clocks, was the highest aim of many a thrifty couple about to begin the battle of life. In every village and hamlet of rural Cheshire, these clocks are to be found and […]