Wavelength – Tick Tock… Bong

This show features a ticking clock with occasional chimes. It could have been thirty minutes long but circumstances meant that the recording was interrupted after twenty minutes so the clock chimes eleven, then one, then twelve then six, with one or two odd glitches and a couple of murmuring voices towards the end. It was midnight in Syston, Leicestershire and the microphone was inside the clock which was awarded to Sandra’s grandfather; William Cross who won a stack of individual and team titles with the army and Castleford Harriers and was presented to King George V and Queen Mary in January 1920 after finishing sixth out of a field of 700 in the army cross-country championship. Sandra’s mother came into the room, noticed the microphone and just said “tick tock” before going back upstairs.

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