Abinger Hammer Clock

John Thurgood

Woking, United Kingdom

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Abinger Hammer Clock, which overhangs the main road portrays the figure of “Jack the Blacksmith”, who strikes the hour with his hammer. The clock bears the motto “By me you know how fast to go”. The clock was given in memory of the first Lord Farrer of Abinger Hall who died in 1899. The clock represents the iron industry and the role played by the County of Surrey in the industrial past.

Carved into the wooden casing beneath the clock are the words ‘For you at home I part the day / work and play twixt sleep and meals’. Beneath this is carved a circle of iron chain, two blacksmiths’ hammers and an anvil.

Abinger Hammer is a village situated on the A25 between Dorking and Guildford in Surrey, England.

Camera – Canon EOOS 60D
Shutter 1/250
Aperture f/9.9
ISO 400
Lens – Canon 70-300L

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