A special exhibition of Northallerton clocks – believed to be the first in the North east and significant in the world of clocks – will benefit the Friarage MRI scanner appeal.
The exhibition – organised by David Severs from Northallerton a descendent of two Northallerton clock makers who had businesses in Northallerton in the 18 century – will be of interest to visitors whether they are knowledgeable about clocks or not.
A retired chief superintendent in North Yorkshire Police, David, is very passionate about clocks and it has long been his dream to organize an exhibition featuring some of these local clocks.
Northallerton Clock Exhibition will be held from 29 September to 22 October 2014 at Tennants Auction Centre, Harmby Road, Leyburn, by kind permission of Mr Rodney Tennant and it will be open 10am to 4pm each day except Sundays.
A special charity preview evening in aid of the scanner appeal will be held from 6pm to 8pm on Friday 26 September, entry £15 per person.
A scanner for the Friarage will be a valuable resource for medical teams and a welcome addition to the diagnostic services currently available at the Northallerton hospital. The response from local people, business and staff has been fantastic and the ambitious appeal is fast approaching its first £1million and well on its way to reaching the £2million target.
Displayed at the exhibition will be twenty-nine long-case (grandfather) clocks, nine wall clocks, two table clocks and six watches, made or sold at Northallerton by fifteen clockmakers over some 150 years between the middle of the 18th century and the end of the 19th century, the earliest of the clocks having been made in 1749.
The exhibition is being sponsored by Archers Removals of Northallerton, Barkers of Northallerton and Swinton Park Hotel. York clock dealer Edward Bacon, Northallerton enthusiast, Angus Bell and the Brompton-on-Swale clock restorer Howard Walker are helping David prepare for the exhibition. Also helping are many members of the public who have volunteered to act as stewards.
Come along to the preview evening, see a rare and unusual exhibition of Northallerton clocks and help a local good cause at the same time.