Look up if you are passing Costa Coffee and you will see that an old friend is missing. The casing is still there but the two faces of Bourlet’s clock, together with the mechanism, have been taken out.
Of course Bourlet’s clock hasn’t told the right time – or its two faces the same time – for years and though iconic for us locally it’s long been looking a bit sad.
Has someone taken pity on it and taken it down for repair? It’s hard to see but looks like the casing might have had a lick of paint.
Or – please no – has it been permanently removed. Please get in touch if you know more.