• Short Summary

    Jeweller, Mr. Dyson, puts clock into pavement outside his shop.

  • Description

    Pavement clock for passers by at Windsor, Berkshire.

    L/S tower of Windsor Castle, pan down to M/S street scene. M/S street scene, car in foreground. M/S man looking in jeweller's window. Jeweller Mr. C. D. Dyson walks out of door holding clock, pan with him as he starts to fit clock in hole in pavement. M/S onlookers. C/U Dyson's hands plugging in leads. C/U girls looking on. M/S clock being lowered into hole. Two women look at time as they pass. C/U clock set in pavement (time is 12:20). Various shots pedestrians walking over clock. Top shot of clock as passers-by look at it.

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    New pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:57:00 / 01:09:05:00
    NP 296

Comments (4)

  1. Unknown user says

    The pavement clock was situated outside No. 9 Thames Street in Windsor, and remained there until some time in the 1980s.

    On 28th January 2011 a new version of the clock was installed in its place........


    "Catle" in tags needs changing to Castle.

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  2. Unknown user says

    The man installing the clock at the start of the film is Bernard Mummery, who apparently was also the Royal Clock Winder at Windsor Castle.

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  3. Unknown user says

    "Jeweller Mr. C. D. Dyson walks out of door" - clarifying my earlier comment, the man walking out of the door is Bernard Mummery, of Dysons Jewellers.

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  4. Unknown user says

    Geoff Dyson – son of founder – and his wife (can't remember her name) were friends of my parents. The film (1950) was the year I was born. Geoff died of a heart attack. I remember he was tall and slim so that might well have been him in the film. I was born in Princess Christian nursing home in Windsor and went to St. Bernard's Convent, Slough. Being a shop "By appointment to ..." it used to be visited by the reigning monarch when at home and who occasionally, I was told, used to buy presents there for staff.

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