Archive of antique Archives - Antique Grandfather Clocks

Feb 11 2018

The Football Match

At the bottom of our street, there is a football match and if you want to see it you have to pay a tenner, soldiers half a crown. sailors half a guinea, working men one and ten and little kids a penny. Would you like a ticket ?  

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Jan 26 2018

Hazards Of Longevity

  when your hair turns grey as ashes and the lines on your face deepen and set; when life’s burned to embers surely you will remember…. or is life something you can forget?   if life’s so easy forgotten then the wrinkles and grey hair count as nought and all the troubles that you found […]

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Jan 22 2018

How Many Times (Song)

  How many times,? How many times? ,How many times ? Must you hurt me so and I don’t let it show, how many times ? I miss you so when we’re not close together, I get the blues whenever we’re apart. I’m thinking of you,what can I say or do, to help me win […]

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Dec 29 2017

Robert Preston Watch and Clockmaker,Chester

Robert  Preston, GOLDSMITH JEWELLER, CUTLER, CLOCK AND WATCHMAKER TOYMAN 6THJULY. 1790 Impressed with a due sense of gratitude to his friends for the repeated favours they have for several years conferred on him, he begs leave to solicit a continuance of them at his shop adjoining the Eastgate, which is now open during the fair, […]

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Dec 06 2017

Chester Clock Robbery 8th March 1933

Chester Chronicle 8th March 1833. Whereas some person or persons did late on Wednesday night the 6th or early on Thursday the 7th instant, break into the shop occupied by BRYARS, WATCHMAKERS, Eastgate Street Row, Chester and did steal from there THREE CLOCKS ,with Samuel Bryars, Chester, on the same,a nd ONE CLOCK(without name)striking on […]

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Sep 21 2017

Water Clock By Thomas Cromer, Chester

A water clock or clepsydra was one apparatus by means of which time was measured. This method was in force from a very remote early period and necessitated a perfectly uniform flow of water. An ornamental form of clock consisted of a base containing a cistern into which water flowed and surmounted by a column […]

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Sep 18 2017

Additional Fish by Alec Trivass

    a catalogue of ichthyes and many other creatures! can you categorize and itemize all of their features?   which of us would have known you knew so much of things piscean? as drawn on ancient pottery, both greek and mycenaean.     can you pigeonhole and classify, or register and scoop all the […]

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Aug 05 2017

Ecclesiastics 3

To everything there is a reason And a time to every purpose under the heaven A time to be born and a time to die A time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted A time to kill and a time to heal A time to break down and a […]

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Jul 22 2017

Yearning by Alec Trivass

where the high tide wets the lonely shore, i’ll ask you (from the strand line store of jetsam from the ocean’s maw) to open up the ocean’s door and take me to the ocean’s floor. while men above may ply their oar the deep will quiet the ocean’s roar and together we will explore the mysteries, ’til i am […]

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Jul 18 2017

An 18th Century Chester clockmaker (conclusuion)

The writer seeking an explanation for the two signatures on the clock other than that occasioned by the possible replacement of a part of the dial through wear or damage, sought the opinion of Mr.H. Kenyon of the Old Leche House. Mr.Kenyon reviewed the transitional period when the square face long clocks were gradually going out […]

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