SZ0991 : Bournemouth: Lansdowne clock tower

taken 24 years ago, near to Bournemouth, Great Britain

Bournemouth: Lansdowne clock tower
Bournemouth: Lansdowne clock tower
A well known landmark in Bournemouth, this was built as the municipal college, completed in 1919, and remains the Bournemouth campus of Bournemouth & Poole College of Further Education.
On its completion, it was branded an eyesore; however, with the wartime bombing of the Hotel Metropole opposite and its replacement by a more modern structure – along with plenty other recent development – it is one of the oldest and most striking buildings in this part of town.

See also SZ0991 : Bournemouth: The College; detail of the tower can be seen at SZ0991 : The Lansdowne clock tower: detail.

Since November 2004 the clock has been out of action and there is currently an appeal for Ģūm to get the thing started again – the hands are at the moment stuck at approximately twelve o'clock, more approximately on some sides than others. (Update - see also SZ0991 : Bournemouth: the Lansdowne clock is working again - the clock was put back into use on 3 September 2010.)
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Date Taken
1994   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 29 June, 2007
Category
Clock > Clock tower   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 095 913 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:43.2803N 1:51.9392W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 096 913
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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