Has anybody noticed that the Guildhall clock has ceased to strike the quarters? It still sounds on the hour, but for some months now, it falls silent from one hour to the next.

As somebody who has been knocking about in the Broadway for over 60 years, I must say I miss the striking of the quarters.

I wonder whether the mechanism has gone wrong, or whether this represents some sort of corporate saving to somebody's budget?!

Let's hope it's only a temporary thing and we can go back to the good old days when the reassuring sound of the quarter hours being struck sounded up and down the Broadway.

James Freeman,

Highcroft Road,


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