Chamberlain Clock, Edwardian, cast-iron, clock tower, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK,
Contributor:Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo
File size:53.6 MB (2.1 MB Compressed download)
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Dimensions:3648 x 5136 px | 30.9 x 43.5 cm | 12.2 x 17.1 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:10 November 2018
Location:Warstone Lane, Birmingham, England, UK, B18 6JW
The Jewellery Quarter is an area of central Birmingham, UK. Situated in the north western area of the Birmingham City Centre, there is a population of around 19,000 people in a 1.07-square-kilometre (264-acre) area. The Jewellery Quarter is Europe's largest concentration of businesses involved in the jewellery trade, which produces 40% of all the jewellery made in the UK. The Chamberlain Clock is an Edwardian, cast-iron, clock tower in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham, England. It was erected in 1903 to mark Joseph Chamberlain's tour of South Africa between 26 December 1902 and 25 February 1903, after the end of the Second Boer War. The clock was unveiled during Chamberlain's lifetime, in January 1904 by Mary Crowninshield Endicott, Joseph Chamberlain's third wife. Standing at the junction of Vyse and Frederick Streets with Warstone Lane, it is now a local landmark and symbol of the Quarter. Chamberlain had been a resident on Frederick Street and had also helped jewellers through his campaign work to abolish Plate Duties – a tax affecting jewellery tradesmen of the time. The timepiece was originally powered by a clockwork winding handle. It was later adapted to electricity but fell into disrepair and lost its chime. It was fully restored in 1989.