Guys Marsh Clock Expert Restarts Time In Wincanton

You wouldn’t expect a clockmaker or horologist to need a good head for heights. But luckily, Rich Poulter is comfortable climbing ladders!

Rich Poulter

Rich is based in Guys Marsh and last week, he finished a project to bring Wincanton’s town clock back to life. During our Alfred interview, Rich explains that a specialist clockmaker used to be based in each small market town like Shaftesbury.

Wincanton town clock

Timepieces made in Shaftesbury by Swiss-born Frederick Belloni are still going under the auctioneer’s hammer today. He operated from premises on Shaftesbury High Street between 1830 and 1855.