Southwold Pier’s much-loved water clock was originally built as a temporary water feature and was funded by Thames Water on the theme of recycling. Local eccentric Tim Hunkin built the water clock in just under three weeks in collaboration with Will Jackson and Jack Trevellian.
In its original form, the clock ran on water power which kept the pendulum swinging and in turn motored the clock hands. However, today the hands and pendulum are now powered electrically.
Kids both young and old delight in hourly performances by the clock’s eccentric characters including the bathing couple who squirt water at each other and the “cheeky boys” who drop their trousers to pee!