For this church:
Shireoaks St Luke
G & F Cope of Lenton, Nottingham made the clock and installed it in the tower of St Luke’s at a cost of £380. The clock has a face on both the north and south side of the church tower.
The clock movement is very special; it is a double three-legged gravity escapement, which was designed by Edmond Beckett Denison, for the Westminster clock “Big Ben”. This type of escapement ensures that no outside influences: such as wind pressure on the hands, can affect the pendulum, so the rate of time keeping is kept constant.
The Restoration Of The War Memorials
Due to the passage of time and erosion caused by the weather and pollution, the War memorial had become in urgent need of restoration.
During this period the Memorial Clock broke down and the hour hand on the Clocks north face broke off. To rekindle that village spirit shown when the Memorials were first provided, an appeal was made to enable work to proceed.
The clock’s movement has been overhauled, fully cleaned, with worn parts being removed and replacements made and fitted. The electric motors have been repaired and overhauled and the electric wiring renewed. The hammer striking mechanism to the bells has been overhauled and the broken hour hand replaced, all at a total cost of £2,475.
From the booklet for the rededication: