The clock was erected by the old Amblecote Urban District Council in 1951 to commemorate the Festival of Britain. Funds for the clock were raised by public subscription, and the clock was placed on the High Street side of the Fish Inn. A plaque marking the occasion was placed on the wall below the clock. A little while ago the plaque was covered up by an advertising board for the restaurant (which the Fish Inn had become). The plaque was recently removed for cleaning prior to being replaced in a visible position on the wall.
At 11 am on Monday 16th March 2009 the plaque was un-veiled by Amblecote’s Councillor Pat Martin, who is the Deputy Mayor of Dudley (and mayor elect), and also Chairman of Amblecote History Society.
Ready for the off !!!
Councillor Pat Martin and Dudley MBC artist Steve Field
awaiting the un-veiling.
The Plaque un-veiled.
Bill and Pat Martin with guests from the Amblecote Primary School.
Max Keen and
(back row) Nadia Hazlewood, Joshua Didlick, Jacob Ferris,
(front row) Jessica Johnson, Abigail Handley and Spencer Hackett.
John Sanders and Pat Martin
with Festival of Britain program.
Left to right: Helen Cook, Clr Colin Banks, Bill Martin,
Nadia Hazlewood, Mayor Pat Martin and John Sanders.
Amblecote History Society members attending were:
Helen Cook, Colin Banks, Bill and Pat Martin,
Mike Perkins, John James, John Sanders and Ian Williams.
© amblecote history society 2009