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Time stands still in Haworth
4:04pm Wednesday 13th February 2013 in News
Time is standing still in Haworth – but only as far as one historic clock is concerned, and only temporarily!
The Haworth Parish Church clock, which is more than 140 years old, stopped about two weeks ago.
The clock has to be wound manually by volunteers, but this cannot be done until work is carried out to ensure access to its mechanism is made safe.
The priest in charge at the church, the Reverend Peter Mayo-Smith, said he did not expect the clock to be out of action for more than a month.
“People can still get into the bell tower,” he said. “But to get to the clock mechanism they have to get up onto a landing via a steep, narrow step ladder.”