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High tech photo steps back in time

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: January 15, 2014

  • 10/12/13 Walking into this workshop, you would be forgiven for thinking that you had wound your clock back two hundred years. Wooden benches, pulley-wheels and belts power ancient lathes and equipment. Rather like layers of geological time unwinding all

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THE historic nooks and crannies of one of Ashbourne’s oldest workshops has been showcased using the latest technology.

Freelance photographer Rod Kirkpatrick has used specialist equipment to capture a 360-degree view of the fascinating building in North Leys, where William Haycock Ltd, the oldest family-run clock making business in Britain, manufactures its stunning timepieces.

Wooden benches, pulley-wheels and belts power ancient lathes and equipment amid stacks of cogwheels, clock faces and hand-tools giving a reminder of an era when British craftsmen and engineers made things that were the envy of the World.

Neil and his father, Charles, 79, have already begun making a collection to mark the family’s bi-centenary of clock making in the town in two year’s time.

To see the unique 360 degree image of the workshop and other pictures, click here: http://fstoppress.com/vr/william_haycock_001/

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