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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

ABC Wednesday
J is for James North Clock


James North's was a multi-national safety apparatus and clothing manufacturer who operated out of a huge cotton mill in Hyde. The firm patented the PVC glove in 1947 and they were commissioned to make gauntlet gloves for Sir Ernest Shackleton’s great Antarctic expedition.

The firm closed down and Slack Mill was demolished in 1998. An estate of houses was built on the site. In 2006 the clock from the top of the mill tower was re-erected on this mini-roundabout. The road into the estate is called James Drive and the houses on the left are in Clock Tower Close.

An old image of Slack Mill can be found on Old Hyde.

More information about James North's can be found on Hyde Cheshire.

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17 comments:

Annelie said...

It´s a beautiful clock!
How many stop in the middle of the road to look at that I wonder.....

Annelie E

ABC Wednesday team

RuneE said...

I hope wish they could build roundabouts like that over here.

MorningAJ said...

Fantastic clock!

EG Wow said...

That's a handsome clock. It deserves to be seen from all direstions.

ρομπερτ said...

What great a sight. Simply beautiful.

Please have a good Wednesday.

daily athens

Roger Owen Green said...

For a roundabout, it's quite lovely.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Rambling Round said...

I am not a fan of traffic roundabouts, but I do like that clock!

Tumblewords: said...

A lovely clock to roundabout! :)

Francisca said...

That's a great clock... and there is evidence that roundabouts are safer than traffic lights, so they are making a comeback.

mrsnesbitt said...

I love the sight of a clock when out shopping - it helps me keep track of time therefore spending time! lol!
Thanks Gerald.

Denise
ABC Team

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a lovely roundabout and the clock is beautiful, amazing idea!
Léia

Cheryl said...

I love that image of the clock. That it sits in the middle of a roundabout seems fitting.

Jingle said...

love the elegance of the clock!

Paula Scott said...

Indeed-a beautiful clock! A lovely example of public art that is also functional!

Ann said...

with such a clock, I don't need a watch.

Linda said...

An elegant clock and fascinating info.


Linda

ABC Wednesday Team

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