1945: Locals generate funds to restart Cuckfield Church clock


Mid Sussex Times - Wednesday 12 December 1945


CUCKFIELD SALE FOR CHURCH CLOCK.

TO START IT TICKING AGAIN,


Opening a Christmas gift sale at the Queen’s Hall, Cuckfield, last Wednesday in aid of a fund to repair the church clock. Mrs. M. H. Eyre quoted the saying of an old writer that mankind might divided into those who loved Cuckfield and those who didn’t, or didn’t know anything about the town.


Holy Trinity Church Clock (photograph courtesy of holytrinitycuckfield.org)

The speaker went on to refer to the pardonable pride of the people of Cuckfield in their ancient church and everything appertaining to it. She added that Cuckfield had possessed a church clock since 1667. The clock was renovated in 1873 and last repaired 40 years ago. Now about £145 was wanted to restart it, and Mrs. Eyre felt sure that in view of all the attractive goods made by Mrs. H. F. C. Kempe and her ladies, the money would be easily obtained. The Vicar (the Rev. H. F. C Kempe. M.C.) presided at


THE OPENING CEREMONY,

the Curate (the Rev. E. 1,. Richardson) being also present.


The amount realised by the sale was between £130 and £140.

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