New Acquisition -a Bradford on Avon clock


Rudd long case clock, face

A clock that was made in Bradford on Avon has been close to the top of our wish-list for many years and last we have one.

The Museum has been given a 30-hour long-case clock that was made here by Joshua Rudd in the 1750s or 1760s, in an oak case that may have been made a little later in the 18th century. It formerly belonged to Katherine MacKean, who once ran the “China Hen” antique shop in Woolley Street with Elizabeth Stephenson. The pair are revered today as leading lights in the formation of the Bradford on Avon Preservation Trust and the “Hens Orchard” next to the Tithe Barn at Barton Farm is named in their memory.

We are extremely grateful for this generous donation.

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