Bexleyheath Clock Tower

Monument in Bexley, existed between 1912 and 1912

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Opening of the clock tower in Bexleyheath (1912)

The Bexleyheath Coronation Memorial Clock Tower, commemorating the coronation of King George V, was formally opened on Bexleyheath Gala Day, 17 July 1912.

Designed by Walter Epps, the Clock Tower was intended to stand "as a memorial to the enterprise and loyalty of the inhabitants of Bexleyheath" and it was thought that the Clock Tower "would be the beginnings of better things to come in Bexleyheath". The clock would certainly be useful for passengers waiting at the tram terminus at the Market Place.

At the opening ceremony a "temporary" bust of King George V was unveiled. The architect, Epps, ended his speech with, "I hope to see all the niches filled with busts of members of the Royal Family".

A bell was installed on 17 June 1913 but in August 1914 the Defence of the Realm Act banned the ringing of bells for fear they might be used by German spies to convey secret messages. The bell did not ring again until the year 2000.

During the 1930s the bust of King George disintegrated and then completely fell apart during cleaning after WWII. It was recast by John Ravera, Bexleyheath resident and a President of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, and re-installed in its niche. In 1996 Ravera was commissioned to sculpt a bust of William Morris, who lived at the nearby Red House, and it was unveiled by the Mayor on 18 January 1997.

Source: London Borough of Bexley - Home



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Plans to make London's entire transport network zero-emissions by 2050 have been unveiled by Sadiq Khan.

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High-rise blocks from 60s and 70s could be torn down after Grenfell fire, says Sadiq Khan
High-rise tower blocks dating from the 1960s and 1970s could be torn down in the wake of the deadly Grenfell Tower fire, London mayor Sadiq Khan said.

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Fifth Grenfell Tower victim named, as death toll rises to 79
Five victims of the Grenfell tower fire have now been formally identified, with the death toll after last Wednesday's inferno rising to 79.

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Erith GP and husband jailed for human trafficking
Erith GP and husband jailed for human trafficking

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Children helped litter pick in Crayford to help keep the area 'clean and green'.

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These are the big transport developments Bexley Council says the borough needs from TfL
A Crossrail extension, improvements to train services, more river crossings, more buses to hospitals, and provisions for electric cars are amongst the many demands Bexley Council have submitted to TfL.

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These are officially the best pubs in south-east London
South-east London could be one of the best places for a pint after three pubs were awarded by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

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Travellers evicted from huge supermarket warehouse after 'changing the locks' for one day
Travellers have been evicted on from a massive supermarket distribution centre after spending 24 hours in the car park.

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A beach project in Bexley is on track to open this summer
A beach project in Bexley is on track to open this summer

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Plans to build 58 flats at Sidcup Hill have been submitted to Bexley Council.

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'Significant' rubbish left in Bexleyheath after travellers move on from former Civic Office site
Travellers left behind "significant" fly-tipping when they were moved on from disused land in Bexleyheath.

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'Huge' fire closes road in Erith
Thick smoke blanketed West Street in Erith as firefighters tackled a blaze yesterday evening.

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One dead and eight in hospital after van is driven into crowds near mosque
One man has died and eight people have been taken to hospital after a van was driven into pedestrians near a north London mosque.

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Bexley - home of St. Mary's Church whose octagonal cone spire balances precariously on top of a truncated pyramid.

Bexley is a place in south east London in the London Borough of Bexley. It was once an ancient parish of Kent. It is located on the banks of the River Cray south of the Roman Road Watling Street. There are two parts to the town - Old Bexley, still with the appearance of a village, and more recent suburban areas that blend into Bexleyheath where the main administrative offices of the London Borough of Bexley and council chamber are located.

Bexley railway station was opened in September 1866. Farm produce formed much of the goods traffic in the station's early years, much of it grown in local fields. Its goods sidings closed in 1963 and the signal box closed in 1970. The clapboard buildings of the original station are well preserved.


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