The Civic Centre in Southend has a clock and bells. Just under a year ago I happened to hear it chime so I thought I’d go back a few days later, and, nothing.
A couple of weeks ago on the way to The Old Waterworks for The White Bus film show I heard it strike 7 o’clock, great I could nip out and catch it at 8, but it didn’t strike at 8. A few days later I was there for 6 o’clock, which is what you hear here, a man on his ‘phone on the other side of the road and then the bells.
Victoria Avenue used to have companies and agencies in office blocks nearby. Those kind of jobs aren’t there anymore, but a lot of the blocks are being made residential, so there will be more people about to enjoy the Civic Centre clock whenever it is it rings out.