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    Did yer know that StGeorges has four clock faces on its steeple and all but one shows the wrong time...the story is that it was to confuse the devil at midnight.

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    Nice one George. Any more of these?

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    I have heard that before George. Not sure where? but I have.
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    It wasn't off the fella charged with making sure it told the right time was it
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    or in this case boring

    Did yer know that StGeorges has four clock faces on its steeple and all but one shows the wrong time...the story is that it was to confuse the devil at midnight.

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    Which St. Georges?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    Which St. Georges?
    Since we're in the North of Liverpool and the church steeple has four clock faces...what StGeorges were you thinking of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    Which St. Georges?
    I was wondering the same, but was too embarrassed to ask

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Since we're in the North of Liverpool and the church steeple has four clock faces...what StGeorges were you thinking of?
    Not that one as I come south Liverpool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    or in this case boring

    Did yer know that StGeorges has four clock faces on its steeple and all but one shows the wrong time...the story is that it was to confuse the devil at midnight.

    I'll get me coat.
    I've heard something similar about the clock tower in Chester which doesn't have a clock face looking towards Wales - something about not wanting the Welsh to see the time !!

    I've probaly got that all wrong ! Does anyone know of this tale ?
    I'm sure someone posted on Yo about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Since we're in the North of Liverpool and the church steeple has four clock faces...what StGeorges were you thinking of?
    I thought of the one in Heyworth St but the mention of a steeple threw me
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    There's a st George's in Maghull.

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    Never heard of that one. Not showing the time to the Welsh.

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    St Georges ,Heyworth St




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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    There's a st George's in Maghull.
    I'm sure there is but if I meant that one I'd of posted this in the North East thread.

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    That last photo is not Heyworth Street surely
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