AN iconic clock in York which is more than 100-years-old is back to its former glory after undergoing restoration work.
The drum clock above the the Everest Ghurka Nepalese Restaurant, in Fossgate, has been renovated and is on display again for all to see. It was taken down six months ago when it was in desperate need of repair work. The clock was first installed on the building in 1915. George Woollons, who ran an ironmongers business from the premises back then, paid for the clock to be fitted. George’s son Maurice, 93, returned to Fossgate yesterday with his son Paul to see the renovated clock. The Woollons family, who still own the building, paid for it to be restored. Maurice said: “It means a lot to see the clock back up. When we decided to take it down, we didn’t know whether to scrap it or renovate it. We chose to renovate it to keep the character of the street the way it was for over 100 years.”