MORE than £17,000 is still needed to complete the restoration of a Colwyn Bay landmark.

The Andrew Fraser Memorial Clock was taken away from the position it had occupied at the bottom of Station Road for almost 30 years for repairs, last Summer. The structural integrity of the 30 year old clock tower had deteriorated and the clock itself needed replacement.

The clock and tower were removed and taken to the manufacturers for the damage to be assessed in detail, and for the repairs to be carried out.

Local historian Graham Roberts, and chairman of the Andrew Fraser Memorial Clock Trust, said: “We are very keen to get the clock back in its rightful place, but have to raise the funds to complete the work. If we can get the funds the clock could be back in position before the summer.

“We are currently working on applications for grants for the money, but any contributions from the public would be very welcomed. Donations should be sent to Colwyn Bay town clerk marked for the Andrew Fraser Memorial Clock Trust c/o Town Hall, Rhiw Road, Colwyn Bay LL29 7TE, cheques should be made payable to Andrew Fraser Memorial Clock Trust.”

The clock was presented to the people of Colwyn Bay by Mr and Mrs Stanley Fraser, the parents of Andrew Fraser, who sadly died in 1984 at the age of 33.

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