History Snap: Old Father Time, Cranbrook, Kent

Old Father Time at Cranbrook Museum. Image ©Rachael Hale 2011
Old Father Time at Cranbrook Museum. Image ©Rachael Hale 2011

This old man is a solid oak representation of time itself.  From 1767, he held his hourglass over the church clock in Cranbrook but in 1922 he finally grew weary and fell down.  He now rests in Cranbrook Museum while a replacement made of pre-cast stone, with a real scythe covered in copper, hangs in his place.

If you would like to keep him company for a while please see Cranbrook Museum’s visitor information.

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