Iconic time­piece set for restora­tion

Kalamunda Reporter - - Front Page -

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.

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