City Hall's clock hands to be returned by abseiling contractors
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Norwich City Hall's missing clock hands are scheduled to make a return on June 17 - unless the rain spoils the council's plans.
According to Norwich City Council, the clock contractor found out the motion mechanism behind the minute wheel dial had started to cut up, and that there was a large quantity of metal dust on the motion works plates.
In order to access the hands, contractors climbed the clocktower staircase and abseiled from the top.
To carry out the repair, they removed the clock hands and the motion works, which have been taken to a workshop.
All parts will then be cleaned and lubricated and returned to site. The motion works will be tested without the hands for one week - with the hands themselves being refitted on June 17.
If you want to see the abseil in action, head to City Hall from 9am on Thursday, June 17.