Guildford icon set to move with the times again

Qualified watchmaker Stefan Cook, student watchmaker Poppy Cook and Master Clock and Watchmakers of WA Inc president Guenter Best with Guildford Post Office owners Kim and Michael Noonan.
Qualified watchmaker Stefan Cook, student watchmaker Poppy Cook and Master Clock and Watchmakers of WA Inc president Guenter Best with Guildford Post Office owners Kim and Michael Noonan.

AN iconic timepiece overlooking the Guildford township is set to be restored to its former glory.

Guildford Post Office building owner Michael Noonan said the 118-year-old clock had not worked for three decades.

“The Guildford Post Office building was completed in 1895 and the bell and clock tower was added in 1900,” he said.

“My wife Kim and I are excited to be able to commission the restoration works and to ensure the work is undertaken professionally we have engaged the services of the Master Clock and Watchmakers of WA to do the specialised works required.”

Mr Noonan said the restoration works would cost around $10,000 and take several months to complete.

“Although the costs of maintaining the heritage-listed building are considerable, we both see the benefit to the community and tourists and feel it is particularly important to have the grand old clock and bell operational again,” he said.

The Master Clock and Watchmakers said the Guildford clock was unique and an ideal project for their members and students currently studying the profession to be involved in.