Installation of the Memorial to Bernard Braine, 2005
Lord Bernard Braine of Wheatley died in 2000
29th April 2005 The Echo reported that the memorial clock was installed and working on Victoria House Corner in Hadleigh and that it was to be officially unveiled at 3 pm 14th May 2005.
The Castle Point Mayor, Wendy Goodwin proudly described the clock as …” a very prestigious landmark for Castle Point.”
Mrs Goodwin had worked for months to raise £20,000 in public donations to pay for the clock.
Donations came from locals, the House of Lords, and a museum in Dallas.
In the clock tribute picture, we see from left: Jenny Tolhurst (High Sheriff of Essex), Mike Kettley (vicar of St James The Less in Hadleigh), Ray Howard, Wendy Goodwin (Castle Point Mayor), Albert Barnes, Nigel Thomas and London Town Crier Peter Moore.