Day that the clocks stopped

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - THE DAY THE EARTH SHOOK -

TIME stood still on Satur­day morn­ing.

As well as the dig­i­tal clocks on bed­side ta­bles, DVD play­ers and ovens, that were halted by the loss of elec­tric­ity af­ter the earth­quake, there was an­other that stopped work­ing in Folkestone.

The hands of the time­piece on the tower in the Gar­den of Re­mem­brance in Sandgate Road, came to rest at just past 8.15am, when the earth tremor was felt.

The mech­a­nism started again 12 hours later.

The in­scrip­tion around the clock reads: “Tri­fle not, thy time is short.”

Pic­ture: Gor­don Wil­liams

The clock at the Re­mem­brance gar­den

Scaf­folder Sam O’Han­lon

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