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Oakwood Clock
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26th May 1914. View of clock at entrance to Prince's Avenue near Roundhay Park. The Potts and Sons clock was originally sited in new market hall, Kirkgate market but was removed to Oakwood Clock in 1912.

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Christine Dagg

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My Grandfather, George Robert Johnson, who lived aT 8, Montagu Avenue, was employed at Potts. He told the story of the Oakwood clock's early years at Kirkgate market when it had an electric alarm which rang at 5.55 to warn the stall holders that closing time was imminent , and again at 6.00 for close of business. The clock was serviced by an engineer who went up inside the tower, pushing up the trapdoor, which he then stood on to work on the clock. Sadly on one occasion, the engineer suffered a fatal electric shock and collapsed on the trap door which made recovery of his body very difficult . Was this event what triggered the re-siting of the clock, I wonder?

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