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Angaston to have town clock

Angaston to have town clock

Angaston is set to have a working town clock costing around $9,300 following a special appeal launch titled, “It’s About Time” at Sorby Adams Wines last Thursday.

Helping to launch the appeal, Dr. Bill Gransbury said he already had someone who had pledged $2,000 to the clock appeal.

Known as the Keightley Town Clock Appeal, the new clock will be in keeping with a theme of years ago when a non working clock face was seen on the top façade of the former Keightley Watch and Jeweller Shop.

However, Dr. Gransbury was quick to point out that the difference will be that the new clock will be fully operational unlike the original clock with no real moving parts.

The old style clock will be in keeping with the former clock, featuring roman numerals and old fashioned hands.

The original clock was a chocolate brown colour so part of the current façade will be painted chocolate brown in keeping with the theme.

Mr Graham Keightley’s father was chairman of the first Angaston Hospital Board. He started his jeweller shop in 1911.

Dr. Gransbury said the clock will always be owned by the town and will be able to be removed  should the Keightley building be sold  and new owners not want the clock there.

Furthermore, he said members of Angaston Management Group felt the Keightley shop was the best place to display the clock.

He concluded his appeal launch by saying, “I think it will be great for the town. “Be positive and keep plodding along,” is my motto.

For the full story, grab April 30 edition of The Leader.