Time is to start ticking once again on one of the city’s most iconic clocks.Advertisement
Fishergate Baptist Church has seen its clock face frozen in time for years as shoppers scurry by below it.
With the grade-II listed building’s conversion to become a new French gastro restaurant the new owners have restored the clock to working order.
Bistrot Pierre set about bringing the clock back into use at the church which dates back 160 years.
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Co-founder of the restaurant chain Robert Beacham said: “This is an incredible space and is such an integral part of Preston’s history.
“We’re incredibly proud to be opening in such an historic building so when we learnt that the clock hadn’t been in working order for more than three years we absolutely knew we wanted restore it.
“We’re delighted to announce that it will now be showing the correct time all day, every day and has been intricately re-painted, serviced and restored to its former glory.
“It’s now a permanent feature for the community – and future generations – to enjoy and be proud of.”
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The restaurant, which is due to open on Monday 6 August, has space for more than 200 diners.