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A clock which used to hang behind the bar of a Garboldisham pub is set to return after supporters of the community-run venture bought it at auction last week.

The Fox Inn’s ‘Garboldisham clock’ was a lot in an antique and interiors sale at TW Gaze on Friday and was bought for £260. It will now return to its former home.

Eddie Theaker, a director on the board of volunteers which now runs the pub, said: “It is great to have the clock back. It seems such a shame that so many things from the Fox seem to have gone missing.

The Fox Inn clock (30619529)
The Fox Inn clock (30619529)

“It is now with a friend of one of our volunteers who has been good enough to take a look at it, so we will then have a better idea of what work needs to be carried out on it.”

The clock was a well-known piece inside the establishment, before The Street pub closed in 2007. It, along with a number of other items, are thought to have disappeared shortly after this.

Mr Theaker said: “A number of our villagers who used to frequent the Fox when it was last open can remember it – some even remember it when they were children visiting the pub.”

Though the volunteers of the Fox are unsure how much repair and restoration work will be needed on the clock before it can put it back up in its rightful place, they are keen to hear from anyone who may be able to help.



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