Ashwell United Reformed Church Clock

Ashwell United Reformed Church Cloak
Photo Club 2010

Taken from the Ashwell entry in the Post Office Directories:

1851 – Carter John, beer retailer & clock maker

1866 – Carter George, watch maker

The Church was destroyed in the 1850 fire of Ashwell.  The clock displays Carter – Hitchin on the face;  It would therefore seem likely that John Carter made the clock for the newly rebuilt church which re-opened in 1852.

John Carter is also mentioned in a document under the ‘Toleration Act’:

“House of Francis Gentle, Ashwell, certified for Wesleyan Methodists February 17th 1824 by Francis Gentle, Benjm. Gentle, John Carter, William Carter”.

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