Lysander Properties hopes to get the Athlone Court clock repainted by UVic art students.

Time not quite up for Athlone clock

The clock may be running, however, it will never again be able to turn as it once did.

The Athlone Court clock is getting a makeover. Or at least the characters on the clock are. Lysander Properties, owner of Athlone Court, fixed the clock last year so it now keeps time, although it’s not always exactly accurate.

The clock sits two storeys high in the centre of Athlone Court on Oak Bay Avenue, it was constructed in approximately 1986 on top of the former Pickwicks Restaurant, which is now the Penny Farthing Liquor Store.

The clock may be running, however, it will never again be able to turn as it once did.

“Whoever owned the building previously cut all the wires and all the air tubes,” said Peter Davis, one of the building managers at Lysander Properties. “It’s pretty stuck now.”

David Hamilton, president of Lysander Properties, is hoping to find UVic art students to paint the figurines.

The figurines were originally made to be Charles Dickens characters, said Davis.

“To bring it back to life would be cool,” he said, adding it’s a bit of an eyesore right now.

 

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