In a quite brilliant lecture local clock expert Stewart Whillis fascinated a considerable audience at the museum with the story of William Leigh, one of the master clock makes of English horologists golden age.
|Stewart Whillis answering many questions|
Amongst his creations was the celebrated Worden Hall clock. Stewart spoke of his own very early involvement with rescuing the clock. He has been responsible for weekly windings ever since, as was recently recognised by a presentation from South Ribble Borough Council. Stewart added, ‘It has been a pleasure to have been custodian of what is a marvelous piece of English workmanship at its very best. William Leigh was decades ahead of his time’.