In an attempt to part fund the costs required to fix our beautiful mechanical, striking clock, the school have set up a crowdfunding site. Please click the link below and share with as many people as you can. We would love your support with this.
The primary school in Stelling Minnis has a mechanical clock and
mechanism, which was built in 1889 by Gillett and Co, and which runs a
striking clock in the school’s bell tower. The mechanism is no longer
working, and the school is looking for a grant to return the clock and
the winding mechanism to full repair.
The clock tower itself is in
need of being replaced, which is being fully funded by KCC, and is
scheduled for completion in February 2018. However, the cost of the
repair to the clock and mechanism itself is not included in this.
donations would help to pay towards the guilding, repair and renovation
of the clock face, the removal, renovation and replacing of the
The children will benefit by having a Victorian
working clock in the school that they can learn about and help wind up.
The school will have part of its heritage restored. Parents of
children currently in school remember winding up the clock on a Friday
when they were at school! The local community are supportive of the
project and are keen to hear the striking clock ring out across the