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Leek time stands still to mark World War One - and doesn't start again

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: August 06, 2014

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Visitors to the Leek Market today would be forgiven for being confused while looking to the town's iconic Nicholson War Memorial clock for the time - as it has been 10 o'clock for the past two days.

The fault occurred after the landmark memorial's clock was intentionally stopped as part of a commemoration service at 10pm on Monday, July 4, to mark the beginning of World War One, which also involved turning all the lights off around the memorial.

However, the clock failed to re-start again as it was supposed to, and now volunteers from the Friends of the Nicholson War Memorial group which looks after the memorial are trying to get it started again.

Can you remember another time when the Nicholson War Memorial clock stopped?

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