Photos: City Unveils Walter Maddocks Clock

March 14, 2014

[Updated with slideshow] Earlier today [Mar 14] the City of Hamilton unveiled the Walter Maddocks Memorial Clock outside of City Hall in honour of the Bermuda Rotary Clubs 90th anniversary.

Speaking previously, Mayor Graeme Outerbridge said, “On behalf of the Corporation and elected board, we are thrilled to be included in the opportunity to create a new City landmark which commemorates a stellar organization committed to helping others and their 90 years of service to Bermuda. It is notable the clock honors a great Rotarian, the late Walter Maddock for his astonishing services to the organization and community.”

Dr. George Cook, Chairman of the Rotary 90th Anniversary Committee, added, “We are very pleased to collaborate with the City on this venture and hope the clock will be of ongoing service to the City of Hamilton and the people of Bermuda. We are also pleased we can honour Mr. Walker Maddocks for his great service to rotary in Bermuda.”

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  1. nuffin but the truth says:

    is this on Bermuda Time???

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      What is that? None of the faces are on the correct time. The closest one will be at least 15 minutes later than real time & the others will be random times later than that? Sound about right?

  2. watcher55 says:

    That’s one ugly clock

    • JUNK YARD DOG says:

      Don’t you Actually mean silly. Pip Pip !

  3. tugboatannie says:

    I disagree,it looks really nice in my opinion.Well done all who took part in making this happen:-))

  4. Amazed says:

    Nice!! Won’t be long until a motorist uproots that clock – a bit too close to the main road.

  5. somuchless says:

    It looks too heavy but what do I know

  6. somuchless says:


  7. Navin Johnson says:

    Nice suit Mayor……complements of the city…nice clock too

  8. Hmmm says:

    I like it…About time we had a clock by City Hall. Thank you to those involved.

  9. Johnboy says:

    Now, Mayor, when are you going to FIX…..THE…..ROADS??????!!!!

  10. haha says:

    Waste of money….fix de roads instead!!

  11. Common Sense says:

    This is a great addition to the City of Hamilton, and before the naysayers go on ad nauseum about much needed repairs on City roads, please note that this Walter Maddocks Memorial clock was kindly donated to Bermuda by the Rotarians. The Corporation would have paid only for the bricks, installation etc. and for the labour, and in return we have a beautiful new addition to the City landscape.

    Congratulations to all concerned.

    • Johnboy says:

      I’m not knocking the new edition, but certainly anyone can clearly see that Reid Street is looking more like a motocross track than a main road in the City….

  12. Giddy up says:

    That’s one ugly clock.

  13. Coffee says:

    Johnny Barnes ! I thought they broke the mold !

  14. BlueFamiliar says:

    Well, that’s remarkably unattractive. At least it’s functional.

  15. 21st Century says:

    A man spends a large portion of his life raising funds to help the global eradication of a disease. The group he worked with erects a memorial to him. More than half the comments, so far, are negative or off topic. Shame on you. SMH.

    • BlueFamiliar says:

      There has been nothing negative about the man himself or that they wanted to erect a memorial in his honour. Frankly, I think both are wonderful things.

      I just happen to think they could have made a far more attractive choice. Having thought about it, though, I do think part of the problem for me is the colour. But I do appreciate that it is Rotarian colours.

  16. JUNK YARD DOG says:

    What is wrong with the Parliament building clock. What y’all want another clock for. Oh ! it’s another monument.
    Some Bermudian’s show their contempt by having no intentions of keeping or “making time”, it is called when ever , most of the time they are late, the trick is to leave home at the same time as the appointment, plus travel time,plus parking time.
    How many show up late for work?

    • Mike Hind says:

      You can see the Parliament clock from outside City Hall?

  17. JUNK YARD DOG says:

    Trompe l’oeil is the art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion .

    Many architects use this technique,some do, by placing the heads of Gargoyles on the corners of tall buildings !

    Was the noted Architect Will Onions playing games with the “winds of time” when he specified a wind vain for the City Hall tower?

  18. Giddy up says:

    You should send it to Willie Wonka for his factory

  19. Kent Stewart says:

    Noticed that the Corp folks worked hard on this, even through the very rainy Saturday two weeks ago. Thanks guys for showing that we can work to a deadline and get our work done!