Day Twenty-Five of my #30GreatThingsAboutRangitata: Ashburton's Clock Tower.
The history of the Clock Tower goes back more than one hundred years. The clock was originally installed as part of the old Post Office in the early 1900's.
In 1976 it was moved to it's current site in Baring Square East, where it's been an iconic part of the Ashburton skyline.
But there has been some concern about it's future in recent times. On April 1 this year the Ashburton Guardian ran a story about a plan to replace the Clock Tower with a giant cow. Fortunately most were quick to note the date, but the occasional person was temporarily convinced - including someone in my own family!
For now at least, it's reassuring chimes are safe.
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