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John Walker Clock repaired

By Stephen Lewis Friends of Alton Station

Tuesday, 10 November 2015


Stephen Lewis


On Friday 23rd October, the John Walker clock that hangs in the ticket office at Alton Station was returned to the wall in working order. Local clockmaker Paul of the Alton Clock Shop returned the clock to working order and was joined by Alton's Mayor, Pam Jones, staff from South West Trains and FAS representatives to witness the clock being put back in place. South West Trains paid for the repair after the suggestion of FAS committee member, Peter Desmond-Thomas, that it would be good to see the clock working once more. Research revealed that the John Walker clock was made in 1889 and was first installed at Wanborough station. At some point it was also in use at London Bridge Station, but has been at Alton Station since the 1980s.

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Stephen Lewis

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c/o Alton Community Centre, Amery Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1HN