Public invited to guess when clock stops

July 30 2020
Public invited to guess when clock stops

WELLS City Band are hoping that people will spare a minute to take part in their fundraising challenge – guessing the time that a clock stops.

Marcus Fisher of Gallery Jewellers in Wells High Street will be winding a clock and placing it in a box.

At the end of August, he will tell the band the time that the clock stopped.

Whoever guesses closest to the right time will win £200. The next closest will win a £50 voucher for Gallery Jewellers.

There will be additional prizes of £25 and copies of the Wells City Band history book. Together, the prizes will make up 10 per cent of profits from the entry fees.

The band has played for the people of Wells in times of sadness and joy for more than 180 years.

For the past five months the band’s players have continued practising at home, sharing in the recent Thursday thanks for the NHS and also playing individually for the VE Day commemorations.

Unfortunately, because of the Covid-19 restrictions, all the band’s practices and bookings have been cancelled and no events have been held during the spring or summer. In order to keep going the band needs public support.

Each entry in the clock in a box challenge costs £5 and you can enter more than once. To enter, you must provide your name, address/email or band member contact and the time or times you have chosen for the clock to stop (eg. 3.45 or 12.03 – it is a 12-hour clock).

Send them in an envelope with a cheque made out to ‘Wells City Band’ or £5 in cash for each guess to Jane Hill, Wells City Band, Town Hall, Market Place, Wells, BA52RB.

Alternatively, email the times you require and you will be sent the Wells City Band bank details for a direct transfer of the money to the bank account.