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Mercer Memorial Clock, Great Harwood

A look at the Mercer Memorial Clock in Towngate, Great Harwood, Lancashire, on Wednesday 27th August 2014.

The towngate clock tower was built by public subscription in 1903 as a memorial to John Mercer, one of Great Harwood's most eminent men who revolutionised the cotton dyeing process with his invention of 'mercerisation'.

The clock was built by W Potts of Leeds and contains a single bell weighing 2 cwt which strikes on the hour as heard in this video. The clock was converted to a synchronous motor drive and the dials restored in 1978 at a cost of £1,082.00. Both the clock and tower were refurbished in 2013 with the aid of a lottery grant for £27,500. The clock still remains an important local landmark in the heart of Great Harwood, and represents a key part of the town's rich industrial history.

I was a bit slow with switching my camera on so missed out the first strike!

The following are links to videos of other clocks I have visited:

LONDON BIG BEN
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR7b8lF3R7w

LUTON TOWN HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Pe1v45i7NE

AMPTHILL TOWN CLOCK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNLUW_t7a-c

TROWBRIDGE TOWN HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reYZ0y1ZzUc

HEREFORD MARKET HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlBmfDemduE

CARTERS GREEN CLOCK TOWER
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6plAPnhGbPA

TETTENHALL CLOCK TOWER
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJyGL44F6Xk

KIDSGROVE VICTORIA HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXzRKB3QhwQ

CREWE TOWN CLOCK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3UQBhXepVE

CREWE MARKET HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6irgbC4h6c

NOTTINGHAM COUNCIL HOUSE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7gtmQNpiZM

MANCHESTER TOWN HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEfwEGOAzTU

ECCLES TOWN HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mawzgYtgs2E

HYDE TOWN HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udIeuVQmYG8

DUKINFIELD TOWN HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmVmhsBeXFA

STALYBRIDGE CIVIC HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_cOzzpVphA

ROCHDALE TOWN HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCGtqDwjADI

BOLTON TOWN HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVK3Qm2OuxA

CHORLEY TOWN HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV3XhBDpzPM

DARWEN TOWN AND MARKET HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPSMoh98wPA

BURNLEY TOWN HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t93wBGI5hqQ

COLNE TOWN HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYIFrZn3bcg

LANCASTER TOWN HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pgMtYQg7Lw

KENDAL TOWN HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QBC48LkQ2E

EARLESTOWN TOWN HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2pHOzOpzHk

LIVERPOOL MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdpO3Ddeib0

LIVERPOOL VICTORIA BUILDING
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JBfno-l7iw

BIRKENHEAD TOWN HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsSmZFVio9s

SOUTHPORT TOWN HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXEULIyA4Us

BUXTON TOWN HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mlmh2dWQvn4

BUXTON DEVONSHIRE DOME
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DniJcUlWEDA

MARSDEN MECHANICS HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll0qABeYwU0

LINDLEY CLOCK TOWER
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJAfMp85MuE

HALIFAX TOWN HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHEs-C01GXc

BRADFORD CITY HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSiFTht6rNQ

CLECKHEATON TOWN HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muECZnIDp7M

DEWSBURY TOWN HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh_K51Tqdp4

BATLEY LIBRARY AND ART GALLERY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDWQpRIWgTE

MORLEY TOWN HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zsb3zcA2Yig

YEADON TOWN HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2SziUxpRIo

LEEDS TOWN HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2V8AqmMP2w

LEEDS THORNTON'S ARCADE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tseZN5hVmlU

LEEDS GRAND ARCADE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCotxDuD41k

ILKLEY TOWN HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR_F5Wsqb6E

SHEFFIELD TOWN HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVD0cfWuRXc

HULL GUILDHALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15WIR59M5I4

GRANGE-OVER-SANDS CLOCK TOWER
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-SP85OONFk

ULVERSTON TOWN CLOCK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pImukhUSEG8

DALTON-IN-FURNESS TOWN HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOOuYWs61m4

BARROW-IN-FURNESS TOWN HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V4Vy0MjWO0

SOUTH SHIELDS TOWN HALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0ZotYNuFNA

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