Champ's Clock Shop
Circa 1980 Jerry Champion ran across a unique English tower clock works while traveling in Connecticut. He returned home thinking he would really like an American made unit. While reading a clock publication, he ran across the company that made the clock he had just seen. He was impressed with the company profile and immediately contacted the English importer in Connecticut and purchased the clock. (Mr Leslie White of Mill House Antiques -1068 Main St N, Woodbury, CT 06798) millhouseantiquesandgardens.com
The Clock was restored installed in our specially built clock tower circa 1981. The exterior was designed to resemble Henry Ford's Scotch Settlement one room schoolhouse which was moved to Greenfield Village. The interior is a rustic loft and built to support the clock and bell.
June of 1997 The Master of The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
(British Horological Institute, President) Visited our shop to
document the John Moore Clock.
In 2015 we started researching our clocks past after receiving a book of John Moore's annual production and sales records. The only clock that matched our clocks description delivered in 1865 was listed as "chase, winchmore hill. 2' 6" dial for H. Wigan esq"
The Chase (Wade's Hill Rd.) runs
between Winchmore Hill Village to the East Gate of Wigan's Home
Estate known as Eversley. A Grand Italian style mansion with vast
gardens, Farmery, Stables, and entry gate Lodges spread across 40
Acres. Henry Wigan died September 18 1885 and his estate went up for
auction May 31st 1888.
The HEARTBEAT OF WINCHMORE HILL LONDON now resides along the Chattahoochee River in south Douglas County Georgia at Champ's Clock Shop
We are always searching for the
missing pieces of the puzzle of our clocks history.
Thank You Steve King of the UK for sharing the scans below & sharing knowledge of the estate.
of the interactive , continuously
and evolving version of Champ's Clock Shop.
The Store, The Museum, The Tourist Attraction.
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