The familiar clock of Yarm Town Hall, a historic timepiece, will undergo maintenance work over the next few days. The clock may be stopped temporarily and might run without its usual bell strikes at times to ensure its continued accuracy and reliability.

This maintenance will also mechanise the winding process, marking the end of an era where long-time resident Graham Tebbs manually wound the clock every week after climbing to the top of the town hall. Residents and visitors should be aware of potential disruptions to the regular clock operation during the £6,000 budgeted modernisation.

A Landmark Timepiece

Yarm Town Hall, a Grade II listed building, is a significant part of the town’s heritage. The clock itself has marked the passage of time in Yarm for over three-hundred years, chiming on the hour.

Heritage Centre Highlight

The maintenance coincides with the recent opening of a heritage centre within the Town Hall. The centre offers visitors a fascinating glimpse into the town’s history, exploring its industrial past, vibrant community life, and its connection to the River Tees.

The clock should be fully operational just after Easter.

Last Updated on 28 March 2024