This gave me an idea to join in with Helena's Snap this week. So I found a few local clocks.
1. Firstly a snippet of a very early church clock built by the above mentioned Bilbie family and still preserved in Chew Stoke Church.
2. In another part of the Chew Valley in the village of East Harptree this clock rower is at the top of the street.
3. Moving over to Bath a slightly different view of the Holy Trinity Church clock on Combe Down.
4. Looking through the window of Combe Down's tiny museum I spotted this clock. Not the best quality picture.
Have you ever used one of these? Clocking in and out was the procedure for many workers at the start and finish of their shift. This is from one of the old stone quarries. I had a job as a cleaner in a hospital on leaving college where we used such a system. It was not foolproof as far as I recall. It was not unknown at lunchtime to clock back in and then sit down for another 10 minutes or so if the supervisor was not in sight! Do you have any memories of using such a clock?