Clock by Gooday Proctor, Colchester
In 1927 Bernard Mason, a Colchester businessman, bought a clock made by Thomas Thorp of
Over the years, Bernard Mason's collection grew and with it the story of these
In 1979, Bernard Mason gave the clock collection to the people of Colchester and it has remained part of the museum's collections ever since. The collection is significant because it is so comprehensive, including examples by almost all the clockmakers who had businesses in the town.
The Bernard Mason Clock Gallery
A small selection of the clocks Bernard Mason collected are now on display in Hollytrees Museum, including longcase, lantern and bracket clocks, as well as a selection of pocket watches.
You can download or listen to an audio described tour of the clock gallery here. A text version is also available.
Total running time is 22 minutes.
Please click here for text version : Audio Description Tour Script
If you have an enquiry about a Colchester-made clock, please contact Ciara Canning, Curator of Community History by phoning 01206 282935 or email firstname.lastname@example.org