Electric turret clock by Shepherd, St Peter's Church, 1883.
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Photograph taken in the 1970s of the clock tower of St Peter's Church, Hornblotton, Somerset, where the electric clock designed by Charles Shepherd (1830-1905) was installed in 1883. The clockmaker Charles Shepherd made important contributions to the development of electric clocks. His best known work is The Shepherd Gate Clock at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich - the first clock to provide Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to the public.