Factory clock to return to Guiseley

Wharfedale Observer: The old Crompton Parkinson clock tower is being restored so that it can be returned to Guiseley. The old Crompton Parkinson clock tower is being restored so that it can be returned to Guiseley.

A distinctive piece of Guiseley’s history will soon be returning to the town.

The clock from the former Crompton Parkinson works, which was saved from the demolition of the factory buildings in 2006, is being restored.

Once completed it will be installed at Netherfield Road Car Park as a re-minder of the town’s his-tory.

The clock’s copper casing is to be the centre piece of a new landmark for the town, with construction well under way on a new clock tower. Councillor, Graham La-tty, who campaigned to save the clock in 2006, has been overseeing the project. The scheme is to be funded by Leeds City Council’s Town and District Centre Regen-eration Fund.

Councillor Latty said: “I am very pleased to have been involved in this project and proud of the fact that we have been able to save a piece of Guiseley’s industrial history.

“The Town and District Centre Regeneration Fund was devised to deliver exactly this kind of local improvement, whether it be preserving local heritage or delivering much needed local improvements.

“I am delighted that building work is taking place and that the copper casing is in place and awaiting the return of its clock.

“I am sure that the people of Guiseley will be pleased to see this clock restored and I look forward to seeing the completed scheme.”

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