Newmarket - The Clock Tower in High Street

Clock Tower in High Street - Newmarket - Suffolk, England.


Newmarket is a market town in the English county of Suffolk, considered the birthplace and global centre of thoroughbred horse racing. It is the largest racehorse training centre in Britain, and home to most major British horseracing institutions.


Anyone visiting Newmarket can't miss the Clock Tower, situated at the top of the High Street. Local builder Richard Arber built it to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee of 1887. The tower was paid for by public subscription but local trainer Charles Blanton donated the clock made by Smiths of Derby. The clock tower was officially opened in 1890 and it takes 115 turns to fully wind the clock every week.


Camera/Lens: Nikon D700; 24-70mm f/2.8;

Exposure: 6.0 sec; Aperture: f/14: ISO: 100 : Focal Length: 31mm;

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Taken on November 30, 2010