Yarm Town Hall Clock – what’s on the inside.

Yarm Town Hall Clock – what’s on the inside.

Many will be familiar with Yarm Clock as it stands proudly above Yarm High Street. And many will have noticed that it was recently silent due to a problem with the hourly “strike” mechanism.

The clock actually has two mechanisms – one to keep the time and the second to strike the bell.

A local resident and volunteer kindly climbs into the roof of the Town Hall every week and “winds up” the mechanism.

Image showing the two clock mechanisms.
Flower tubs and hanging baskets.

Flower tubs and hanging baskets.

There is only one thing that improves the beauty of Yarm High Street – that is Yarm High Street when the flower tubs and hanging baskets are at their best.

With the help of HMP Kirklevington, and warm & wet weather, this year has produced a particularly splendid show.

What do you do when the flag leaves the pole? Call the Fire Brigade of course.

What do you do when the flag leaves the pole? Call the Fire Brigade of course.

Earlier this year the Town Clerk received an urgent call that the Union Flag usually flying attached to the Town Hall flag pole was flying at ground level – somehow that rope had detached itself from the top of the pole.

In the first instance the flag was brought down and made safe. But the solution as to how to restore the Union flag to its rightful position flying above the Town Hall in the centre of Yarm High Street remained allusive.

What can we do? Scaffolding? A cherry picker? Dismantle the whole of the flag pole? All these seemed challenging and expensive.

Who did we call? The Fire Brigade of course.

A great service … and training opportunity.
Teamwork makes the dream work.
The job of Town Clerk is … varied!?!?!?

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