As a collector I was inspired and encouraged to set up this website by a friend who set up a similar site some time ago, and has since had very positive feedback from other like minded collectors who enjoy looking at clocks.

My interest is in pre 1730 clocks, namely provincial longcase, hook and spike clocks and hooded wall clocks. I enjoy the quirky nature of many early cases and the often busy nature of the dials.

I apologise in advance for the quality of some of the pictures, but hope that in time they will improve with a little practise. Full length shots of the longcase clocks are proving to be the most difficult , but will follow in due course.

I have added some new clocks to the site including a very early 30 hour clock by Henry Burges, father of John Burges, and a rare 30 hour two handed clock by Hindley de Wigan c1725.I will also be adding another rare and early single handed clock by James Aspinwall of Wigan c1711 .

My particular interest is in early clocks from Wigan and the surrounding area which I collect whenever possible.

I hope you enjoy looking at a selection of my collection and welcome any feedback.

How to get in touch

You can email me at johncraik100@aol.com