Clock Fundraising Dinner
Join us in Union Chapel Bar for a one off night of fantastic food - all to raise money to help repair our iconic clock!
Mixed Persian Meze
Slow cooked lamb with roses and plums
Artichoke & saffron ragout with lemon aioli (V)
White chocolate, pine nut and lemon zest mousse
Plus a free glass of Prosecco!
About our food:
This extra special menu will be prepared by our head chef Iraj. All meat is organic and our eggs are free range.
We are happy to cater to special dietary requirements but please do let us know in advance by email to: email@example.com
There will be large shared communal tables for this pop up style evening.
About our clock:
Our clock is right twice a day… With your help we can improve on that.
Made by Thwaites & Reeds in 1888 and was installed here when our tower was completed in 1889. It has been out of order for over a decade.
To get it back to full working order we have a lot of repairs to make, currently:
- The case leaks, which has caused serious rust and not insubstantial organic growth
- The dials are damaged and the clock face is in very bad condition
- The actual clock mechanism (from 1952 when the clock was electrified) has completely stopped working
It’s repairable but we need to act now to save the clock for generations to come!
The project is a major one – we will make the clock case watertight, fix the mechanism and make the structure sound. We are hoping to begin works Spring 2017.