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Daily launches project to restore old office’s clock

A clock which used to hang at a regional daily’s old office is set to be restored to its former glory.

The old Echo clock which hung outside the Southern Daily Echo offices, in Above Bar Street.

Now joint efforts are underway to fix the clock by the Echo, restoration expert Mark Holman and several Southampton businesses.

According to the Echo, the clock, pictured below, was once a popular meetup spot for lovers in Southampton.

Echo clock

Editor Gordon Sutter said: “We fully appreciate the nostalgic importance of the Daily Echo clock to the people of Southampton and how much it means.

“That’s why we are delighted to work with Mark at Fork Handle Revival to get this clock restored and hopefully one day back in a prominent spot in the heart of the city.”

Mr Holman, 50, told the Echo: “My view is it’s a piece of the city that could be saved.

“Where possible I like to see things brought back to life.

“We have some amazing history [in Southampton] that people do not know about and that we lost during the war.”