The Old Town Clock
The clock on Citadel hill (often times referred to as The Old Town
Clock) was commissioned by Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, in 1800. Edward
was the commander in chief of the British forces in North America at
time. It is said that he ordered the clock to cut down on tardiness of
the local garrison. Perhaps because of one of our other Hali-facts
dealing with the number of pubs in Halifax.
The clock first started
ticking on October 20th, 1820 and continues to keep time to this day.
It is wound twice a week by Parks Canada which is now caretaker of the
property. the Citadel clock is perhaps the most photographed and
recognized icons on the Halifax landscape.