Sunday, 30 October 2011


Richmond is a pleasant town on the Thames, spoilt only by the constant stream of low flying aircraft on their way to Heathrow. I managed to find six clocks on my walkabout in the autumn sunshine, but I am sure there must be others lurking about.

The first clock on arriving by train is at the station itself. The photo below shows the clock on the station exterior - I had difficulty in taking a picture because the buses providing rail replacement services kept getting in the way.

Just up the road is the church of St John the Devine. The difficulty in photographing this clock was due to the foliage from the mature trees - they clearly didn't think of these thinks when they built the church!

Moving into the main town, the second of the churches is St Mary Magdalene, with its very obvious and clear clock.

Moving to the commercial sector, Richmond doesn't seem blessed with clocks on shops. The examples found were a rather nice clock turret on Sheen Street and one on George Street that has clearly had several brand changes.

And the tour of Richmond ends with the clock on the Old Town Hall on Hill Street.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Kingston upon Thames Clocks

Kingston has a great range of clocks, although it is a pity that not all of them are working.

This new development is right by Kingston railway station, handy for all those commuters.

In the town centre itself, there are three stopped clocks, including the splendid one for the Kingston Building Society in Eden Street.

The other two are in Thames Street and Dolphin Street respectively.

It is nice to see modern buildings include clocks, but unlike the first one in today's blog many of them are uninspired. These two examples are the bus station and an office building in Wheatfield Way respectively:

Churches are always a good source for clock hunters. These two are All Saints and St Lukes.

And finally, the splendid clock tower at Surrey County Hall, a street clock in Clarence Street, and an unusual clock face at the Kingston Muslim Association.

Eccles clocks

This clock is on Morrisons supermarket in the town centre.