AN ICONIC clock on top of a famous factory in Worcester has been restored to full working order.

Finally, the clock tower at the Lea and Perrins factory in Midlands Road is now showing the correct time.

The clock at the factory which makes Worcestershire Sauce had stopped showing the correct time several years ago when the time keeping mechanism failed.

It has been a lengthy challenge to get it back in order after the covid pandemic forced a delay in repairs.

Worcester News:

Since 1897, the Lea and Perrins factory in Midland Road has been crafting its world-famous original and genuine Worcestershire Sauce.

It has been based at the factory since production was moved from the Broad Street premises of local chemists John Wheeley Lea and William Henry Perrins as it became too small to meet growing demand.

The building’s iconic clock tower soon became a local landmark but the time keeping mechanism stopped functioning some years ago.

Last week, after many months of trying and the pandemic slowing down the process, the clock was reinstated and was switched on at midday on Friday (November 5) with a new operating system and controls.

Worcester News:

Paul Nicholls, site Lea & Perrins manager, said: “We are delighted to have the clock back and working again.

"We know it has been missed by many in the community so it’s good news to see it showing the correct time.”

The clock tower and roof were gutted after a serious factory fire in August 1964.

Fifty firefighters were at the blaze which caused £100,000 worth of damage however production was soon back in operation resuming just ten days later.