High water, marked

Carved inscription showing water level

As the Ouse is rising again, it’s a good time to mention this local detail, noticed recently on the gatepost of one of the houses next to Lendal Tower, where the lane descends from Museum Street to the river, alongside Lendal Bridge.

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Glassworks clock

Before leaving the subject of clocks, I wanted to include a photo sent to me by Ian Dixon.

It’s not the type I’ve included on earlier pages, which were all street clocks or factory clocks. This too is a factory clock, but it lived inside, and once controlled factory time at the glassworks in York.

Ian would be interested in hearing from anyone who remembers the clock in the factory.

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