Time and Tide Bell

Brixham has been selected as the site for a Time and Tide Bell, one of many located around the shores of the UK and this will be a great opportunity for our local community and tourists to explore our shores and for Brixham to be part of a nationwide network of Time and Tide Bells.

These Time and Tide bells are major sculptures of unique design, located at five locations around the British coast, mounted in such a way that the incoming tide causes the bell to ring. The rise of the water at high tide moves a clapper to strike the bell and as the sea level rises the period between bell strikes becomes shorter and the pitch of the bell changes. They have attracted a great deal of interest among many visitors to their very varied sites.

The Time and Tide Bell itself will be funded from a national fund and installation and site of the bell will be dependent on the local community, raising funds and utilising local expertise.

Pauline Neal will be leading the project, with support from Sophie Bower of Millie and Me and it is hoped to form a small steering group to progress the project.

A local public meeting, 23rd January 18.30hrs at the Berry Head Hotel, has been arranged for all local residents, businesses and organisations to come along and meet artist Marcus Vergette and to understand more about how the bell works and how the community can help install it.

If you would like to attend the meeting or be involved simply contact Pauline Neal, 07540 555461 or just turn up on the night.