Bob Tyrrell in his shop in Midhurst. Bob has been working on clocks for 26 years. Brought up in the care of Dr Bernado’s Homes where the philosophy was to teach the children a craft they could earn a living by, he says, ‘Working with my hands became second nature for me”. Since he began working with clocks, he has restored over 18,000 movement. Bob now concentrates purely on the restoration of antique clocks, and says “Sounds silly I know, but when I see an interesting clock at auction, my hands actually tingle and itch with the thought that I am going to handle it and restore the works, I find myself rubbing my hands together with excitement at the prospect.”
The book A Show Of Hands is available here.