The clock in the Galleries Shopping Centre, Wigan.
Comment by sane man on 13th March 2009 at 05:30
nice clear picture again. superb. Shouldnt the 4 be IV though and not IIII ? Ive never noticed on R/N clocks before!
Comment by DAVE MARSH on 13th March 2009 at 07:24
there's alot to this photo.What time was it, Brian?
Comment by bob b on 13th March 2009 at 10:49
Your right sane man, never looked close at the clock before but the 4 is obviously wrong, you would think that with the amount of money the clock must have cost they should have got it right.
Comment by David on 13th March 2009 at 11:44
Incredibly sharp - good image.
Comment by Jo Anne on 13th March 2009 at 13:34
"Louis XIV, King of France, who preferred IIII over IV, ordered his clockmakers to produce clocks with IIII and not IV, and thus it has remained. :o)
Comment by Brian on 13th March 2009 at 21:28
Well, you learn something everyday. ;)
Wigan was well known for clock and watchmaking in years gone by. I wonder if they followed this tradition, hence the Galleries clock being made this way?
Comment by bob b on 14th March 2009 at 10:24
Jo Anne, You are correct there are a lot of church clocks showing 1111, You know your stuff,
Comment by janet on 14th March 2009 at 16:57
I've just gone to check all the clocks in my house, they are all 1111. My husband mentioned it just a couple of weeks ago as we were teaching our grandson how to tell time with Roman numerals, that they should be 1V instead of 1111, I hadn't even noticed up to then. Now we know the rest of the story, Thanks Jo Anne..
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