Time's up for clock repairs
It has been a long time coming, but Geraldine's town clock is back in action.
The Geraldine Licensing Trust had the Talbot St clock repaired earlier this week, "many years" after its technical problems started.
Trust president John Shirtcliff said the tower's four clock faces had often struggled to remain in-sync with each other, because of a fault with the master clock mechanism.
Mr Shirtcliff said the trust had previously attempted to fix the problem by reconditioning the master clock, however, it was not long before each face was telling a different time again.
"It's been a source of annoyance for the last two or three years really.
"It got to the point where we stopped throwing good money after bad money and put a whole new mechanism in.
"It was time to go for a more modern setting," he said.
That modern setting has cost the licensing trust about $15,000 and means the clock will automatically adjust to and from daylight saving hours.
"It's certainly the latest and we are hoping it's the greatest for what we can afford."
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