A JUBILEE clock has been unveiled in a Richmondshire village after residents voted on what to do with cash left over from the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Skeeby Village Hall Jubilee Clock officially began to keep time on Saturday (Jan 26) after being uncovered by Rt Hon William Hague MP on Saturday.

Skeeby Parish Council chairman Paul Rummery said: “Despite the snow there was a good turnout of around 50 people, and Mr Hague said he had unveiled a lot of things in his time including a car wash, but never a clock, so it was a first for him too.

“After the Jubilee weekend we had quite a lot of money left over so we asked the villagers what they would like to see done with it. We had a lot of suggestions ranging from a trip to Scarborough to a flag pole, but this seemed to be the best idea with the most support.”

Mr Rummery said the clock was made by clockmakers in Peterborough and was a special edition Jubilee clock with the dates of the Queen’s 60 year reign embossed on it.