Plaque unveiled to celebrate restoration of Cleethorpes Clock Tower

Cleethorpes clock tower is refurbished
Credit: Network Rail

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Network Rail has announced that a plaque was unveiled today, Thursday 20th February 2020, at Cleethorpes station, which celebrates the completion of a £410,000 restoration project of the clock tower.

Network Rail worked with the Railway Heritage Trust as well as TransPennine Express and Colt to restore the clock tower.

The work involved completely taking down the timber clock tower, then refurbishing it with new materials off-site, before reassembling it back at Cleethorpes station.

Following the upgrade of Cleethorpes Clock Tower, Network Rail has been recognised with a Railway Heritage Award for craft skills.

Plaque unveiled to celebrate restoration of Cleethorpes Clock Tower
Credit: Network Rail

What did the officials say?

Alex Derevonko, Asset Engineer for Network Rail, said:

“We are delighted to complete this work to allow the reinstatement of a working heritage station clock.

“Cleethorpes Clock Tower is in such a prominent position, and the hard work to restore it can now be appreciated by passengers, anyone using the station and people visiting the seaside town.

“We’re also very proud to receive the National Railway Heritage Award. The project will hopefully ensure the longevity of the clock tower for another 120 years.”

Dan Fox, TransPennine Express’ Group Station Manager for Humberside, said:

“The clock tower at Cleethorpes station is an iconic part of this seafront landscape and it’s wonderful to see it restored to such a wonderful condition.

“All those involved have left a real gift for future generations to enjoy as much as the previous ones have.”

Andy Savage, Executive Director of the Railway Heritage Trust, said:

“The RHT was happy to invest £50,000 in restoring the iconic Cleethorpes station clock tower, and we are delighted with the finished job, which looks so much improved on what it was.

“It was a particular pleasure to see that the work has won the 2018 Craft Skills National Railway Heritage Award, a worthy tribute. Our congratulations to all involved.”

Theo Steel, Chairman of the National Railway Heritage Awards, said:

“This was a complex project which needed a great amount of craftsmanship to restore a very rotten timber structure back to its original state.  It fully justifies the Craft Award.”

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1 COMMENT

  1. Such a beautiful clock. Never been to Cleethorpes but hopefully will go visit the tower clock. Masterpiece architectural building that Cleethorpes is happy of.

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