It’s hard to imagine a world without clocks; we rely on them so
heavily in our day-to-day lives. Time is displayed everywhere: on our
alarm clocks, watches, phones, on big screens in train stations, the
list goes on. Time is a tricky thing to measure when we don’t have a
clock to help us keep count; sometimes time goes so quickly the day
seems to run away from us, and other days seem to take a lifetime.
Clocks have traditionally been the centre of the community;
the heartbeat of the city; a link between all of the people living
So what would happen if our clocks stopped working?
This is exactly what happened to the people of Leeds when
their Town Hall clock stopped ticking. It has been relied on for
centuries, until, one day, the hands got stuck at 12 o’clock. It turns
out that its winding system had worn out and time, for Leeds, stood
It wasn’t an easy task to replace the delicate, historic
piece of machinery inside the clock. But the city wouldn’t be the same
without it, so the people waited patiently for it to be restored to its
former glory. Once the new part was fitted, people of Leeds could rely
on it to keep perfect time, once again.
At Eurest, we know how valuable time is to you. We’re all
feel pressure from time to time and sometimes it can feel as though
there are too few hours in the day to achieve everything we want to.
Keeping time is vital to the workings of your business —
that’s why we want to make sure that everything runs smoothly. As your
provider, we want you to know that you’re in safe hands, so that you
have the time to get on with your other business priorities, leaving the
responsibility of feeding your people to us.
BBC 2009. ‘The big hand is…’ BBC [Online]. (Accessed 12 March 2014).