The Cobbett Clock

The Cobbett Clock

In 1997 a project was launched to commission a work of art for the Woolmead area of Farnham. The Woolmead is a 1960s development which is now felt to be out of keeping with the town’s mainly Georgian character, and a competition was held to choose a design for a free-standing public clock in an area of open space.

 

The competition was won by Michael Chaikin, a kinetic sculptor, who designed a 22ft high clock with parts that moved on the hour, illustrating many aspects of Farnham’s history and featuring the town’s most famous son William Cobbett. ¬†Unfortunately many snags developed with the project, which had eventually to be abandoned.

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