In April 2023 we were contacted by the Charlbury Museum to collect of a 19th century longcase clock originally made here in our hometown. This had been gifted to the museum by a generous family whose grandparents had received it as a wedding present in 1948.
The Charlbury Museum displays many historical items relating to the town, along with photographs and maps celebrating the local skills and crafts, and is run completely by a group of dedicated volunteers. Therefore, to bring a Charlbury clock ‘made in Charlbury’ back to its hometown caused great excitement, making a fantastic addition to their lovely collection.
House & Carriage carried out the collection of the clock, which was originally made by James Street of Street of Charlbury, in May. Our team carefully dismantled and protected the clock before transporting it safely home. They then had the delicate task of re-assembling this precious piece, putting all the parts back together before finally placing the pendulum back inside the case. They then stood back to hear the soft tick-tock of this wonderful slice of history, keeping time back where it started life. The team then discussed with the trustees of the museum how best to manage their new addition in the future.
“We were very impressed with the knowledge and ability of the men you used” states one museum trustee, “the whole experience was a pleasant one for us, and stress free, given our worries about the clock”.
This piece of local history now stands proudly on display for everyone to enjoy.
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