Saturday, 20 August 2011
Clocked in Saverley Green
Clocks on exterior walls - as in this photo - are a curious thing. You don't see many of them. In fact the number of exterior clocks in general is declining. People don't need them any more I suppose.
In small villages like Saverley Green, a clock was often attached to the Post Office, especially if there was no church around. But nearly all small post offices have been closed.
Now and again, as here, they crop up again (usually with a temperature gauge on the other side). I'm not sure if they are old clocks re-located, or just modern 'antique-style decoration'. But I like them.
Staffordshire Saverley Green, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST11 9, UK