The Arndale Clock

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In 1987 artist Andy Plant pictured below saw his 'World Clock' erected in Accrington's newly opened Arndale Shopping Centre.

The artwork stood about 25ft (7.62m) high and featured a huge globe atop a striped metal column.

It would open up every hour with Father Time on a bicycle and mythical characters such as goblins coming out of the top, playing Bill Haley's famous song ‘Rock Around the Clock’ on musical instruments. The characters would then be lifted about a further 7ft (2.1m) into the air.

However in 2004 it was dismantled after it stopped working.


Father Time on his bicycle is all that remains on show to the public.

Come and see it in our museum.

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