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Rugby Clock Tower – Town Centre Landmark.

Rugby Clock Tower.

Rugby Clock Tower: Focal point for the town.

Focal point for the town.

Standing right in the centre of town is this historic feature. Rugby Clock Tower has stood here since 1889.

Apparently, it was intended to be built in time to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887. However, it appears that funds ran out, as too much had been spent on feasting and drinking!

Originally it would have been on a busy junction. Now, Market Place (behind Rugby Clock Tower) has been pedestrianised. However, it still plays host to a market on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The adjacent indoor shopping centre until recently was also named after the Clock Tower. For some reason it has now been renamed to the rather odd “Rugby Central” – sounding more like a railway station than somewhere to shop!

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 30 Oct 2017
  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 MkIIA
  • Lens: Olympus 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
  • Focal Length 14mm
  • F/6.3
  • 1/200 Sec
  • ISO 200

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