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Cathedral clock rings out for the last chime before restoration

The clock on Canterbury Cathedral has been ringing out the time - chiming on the hour - for more than 160 years.

And that time is about to stop as the clock and its mechanism are being taken down for restoration, which means the Great Dunstan bell will be largely silent for the next year and a half.

For the first time in ninety years, the clock face was gently lifted up and out, wrapped in plastic and slowly lowered 150 feet down to the ground where it will be having a facelift.

Abigail Bracken reports.