Historic clock returns to Edmonton Green

By Jim Dunton - Tue 23 April 2013, 4:13 pm

The clock from Edmonton Town Hall has been reinstalled in a prominent new home at Edmonton Green.

The 110-year-old clock was originally a feature of at the old civic centre, which stood on the Knights Lane site now occupied by Asda.

However, 24 years after the clock was removed from Edmonton Green ahead of the demolition of the town hall, it has been reinstalled in a new clock tower on the corner of Bridge Street and Fore Street.

Enfield mayor Kate Anolue and property lead councillor Andrew Stafford officially unveiled the clock in its new home.

Stafford said the clock was an important part of the borough’s heritage.

"Many residents remember the old town hall and the clock because they were married in the town hall and others used the clock to keep time as they went to work or conducted their daily business," he said.

“It has been an important part of the community for more than 100 years, and the whole of Edmonton Green is pleased that we've managed to return the clock and retain a little of the area's history and heritage for future generations to value."

Enfield Council said the clock's relocation and associated work was paid for with £35,000 funding from a grant secured from the London mayor's Outer London Fund and the borough's own Neighbourhood Regeneration Capital Programme.