Works to remove a prominent Colwyn Bay landmark for refurbishment began this morning.

The Andrew Fraser Memorial Clock at the bottom of Station Road in Colwyn Bay is being remove for refurbishment.

The clock will be gone for several months while work is being done before returning to its regular position.

Colwyn Bay mayor, councillor Steve Williams, said it was a big moment to see it being taken down, have stood there for nearly 30 years.

He said so many people had come up to him while it was being taken down and asked if it was coming back.

Cllr Williams said: "The clock, which is a popular feature in the town, means so much to the community that it will be missed.

"But it will only disappear for several months while the work is being done before it is back in its place, telling the time accurately for the people of Colwyn Bay.”

The memorial clock was presented to the people of Colwyn Bay by the parents of Andrew Fraser, who died in 1984 at the age of 33.

It was installed in September 1989 by J B Joyce and Co and bears a memorial plaque to Peter Bellingham of Whitchurch, an employee, who was fatally injured while working on the installation of the clock.

While this work is taking place, the Andrew Fraser Memorial Clock Trust will be busy seeking funding towards the refurbishment costs, which are likely to total more than £15,000.

Donations can be sent to the clerk of the Trust Fund, Tina Earley, at the Town Hall, Rhiw Road, Colwyn Bay.