St Albans Clock Tower fixed after bird jams hands
PUBLISHED: 11:59 25 September 2017 | UPDATED: 12:33 25 September 2017
Confused locals may have heard St Albans Clock Tower bells ringing at an odd 10.36am and 10.46am this morning.
The unusual times were deliberate - the clock in the iconic tower was broken and contractors were resetting it after repair work was finished.
Horologist Richard Cox, from specialist clock-makers Smith of Derby, fixed the problem. He said the hands had become jammed and caught together after a bird flew into the face.
He said: “It is not common, but it does happen. The hands went round and jammed, but they are plenty clear now.”
It is now fixed and will ring as usual on every hour.