January 29, 2016 - 4:30 PM
KAMLOOPS - The Kamloops Museum and Archives is moving ahead with plans to make some repairs to the clock in city’s cenotaph.
The cenotaph, at the corner of Second Avenue and Battle Street, is one of the few in Canada with a clock inside.
A $50,000 anonymous donation to the city last spring is making the restoration work possible.
Julie Cyr, the museum supervisor, says the clock was bought in 1921 from a British company for the Great War Veteran’s Association by the Ladies’ Auxiliary and spent years without repairs.
“This winter we hope to see if we can have it run again,” Cyr says. “We’ll be looking at the parts and assessing them.”
Cyr says there’s a fair amount of rust in the movement of the clock, the mechanism that makes it run.
She recently had a photographer take photos of the clock mechanism inside the cenotaph.
“I thought would be cool to be able to share the images of the inner workings of the clock,” Cyr says.
The grounds around the cenotaph will be getting repairs as well.
“We hope to break ground this spring,” Cyr says. “We’re looking at making it more accessible and comfortable.”
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