In many ways, the last few months have been frustrating. We know that work has been ongoing – we see and talk to the stonemasons regularly; they even join for lunch sometimes. Yet most of the work is shrouded in scaffolding.
So it was great to receive an update from Smiths of Derby on how the clocks faces have been repaired, renovated and now painted. They are ready to be reinstalled as part of the finishing work on the tower.
Here they are in the workshop, resplendent in their new colourings.