Iconic timepiece set for restoration
AN iconic timepiece overlooking the Guildford township will be restored to its former glory.
Guildford Post Office building owner Michael Noonan said the 118-year old clock hadn’t worked for three decades.
“The Guildford Post Office building was completed in 1895 and the bell and clock tower was added in 1900,” he said.
“My wife Kim and I are excited to be able to commission the restoration works and to ensure the work is undertaken professionally we have engaged the services of the Master Clock and Watchmakers of WA to undertake the specialised works required.”
Mr Noonan said the work would cost about $10,000 and take several months to complete.
“Although the costs of maintaining the heritage listed building are considerable, we both see the benefit to the community and tourists and feel it is particularly important to have the grand old clock and bell operational again,” he said.
The Master Clock and Watchmakers said the Guildford clock was unique and an ideal project for their members and students.