The Jubilee Clock

Victoria Street, Douglas, iM1 2LW

G.W. Dumbell of Dumbell’s Bank donated the clock to the people of Douglas in 1887 to commemorate the the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. It was manufactured by Walter Macfarlane & Co. at the Saracen Works, Glasgow who later used the castings again for the Hastings Clock erected at Rotherham in 1912. Originally it had a horse trough at the base and a drinking fountain. The eight day clock was run by a weight mechanism in the tower and the cameos of Queen Victoria were lit by gas lamps.