Maltese Islands – Senglea Clock Tower

One of the clock Towers around the Maltese Islands looking on the three cities is the Senglea Clock Tower. It was built by the British Naval authorities in 1908 and has four faces. It’s machinery, manufactured in 1905, came from John Smith & sons, Midland Clock Works, Derby.

The foundation stone of Fort St. Michael was laid on 8th May 1552. Work on the fort , initially under the patronage of Grand Master Juan d’Homedes,   designed by Pedro Pardo d’Andrera was completed in 1553. The building of the walled city of Senglea took place during the following decade. Grand Master Claude De La Sengle renamed l-isola di San Giuliano as Senglea. The city was built on a grid plan, an arrangement which was later to be adopted in the building of Valletta.

Images back to 2006 and 2008.

This part of the Senglea was largely dismantled during the extensions of the dockyard area by the British at the end of the 19th century and during the construction of a primary school and a clock tower in the 1920s. The remainder was badly damaged by aerial bombing during the second world war. Fortunately, though the area was heavily bombed  during the second world war, the clock  was never hit and never stopped working.

During 2010 after years of neglect, it was given a facelift by the Malta Drydocks.

Back to 14th November, 2019.

In 2019 Budget a 2 Million Euro project was announced including the restoration of the clock tower. This was being done by AX Construction –

Images during August/September 2020.

And during July 2021 she started shining again

Images taken on Tuesday 13th July, 2021

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Published – Thursday 15th July ,2021