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On the 17th February 1665, just before the first recorded deaths of the Great Plague, Charles Rogers along with 33 other persons was put on trial in London for attending an illegal Religious Meeting.

Charles Rogers

at Guild Hall, 


I am an enthusiastic collector of early 30-hour clocks and sundials, a keen historian, and amateur photographer. I am always interested in a story linked with an antique clock's past as this can often bring to light additional information about its maker and previous owners. I therefore designed this website (which is a work in progress) to write short articles (where possible) about each clock and reveal the clock's historic background in the hope that it brings to life some of the fascinating historical events that has happened during the clocks lifetime and in my opinion making the subject of early clocks even more interesting!

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Wedding clock

Historic, 17th century 

Richard Savage Wedding Clock,1692. Wonderfully historic lantern clock made for the Yarpole Wedding of Edward Pardoe and Millborough Brown, at Yarpole Church in Herefordshire, 30th April,1692. It is most unusual to find a 17th century lantern clock with known date of origin and ownership. 

I am not an expert or authority on the subject of early 30-hour clocks, but do feel qualified to comment on them having not only seen and handled many examples over the last 30 years through my own private collection, but also having had the experience and privilege of handling and taking hundreds of high quality Record Shot Photographs for other horologists and private collectors, whose collections include important 30-hour examples by such makers as Harvie, Bowyer, Fromanteel, Tompion, Knibb and Jones etc, and I feel that this is invaluable experience to have gained.

I hope that you will find my website interesting and enjoy listening to the Gregorian monk background music.

Thanks for visiting

Lee Borrett

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