Beneath the streets of Windsor lies a time capsule, buried in 2011 and sealed for 50 years. Its content summarizes through images, information and videos, what the city of Windsor was like in 2011. However, it is not the capsule that captures the attention of passers-by.
Fixed in the sidewalk is a working clock, which turns under the feet of pedestrians. It was installed next to the time capsule below, it sits in the same space as a previous pavement clock, originally installed in 1950. Sir Cyril Dyson, Jeweler and Watchmaker to the Queen, sank the clock in the sidewalk outside his shop as a showcase of his skills. The original clock disappeared in the 1980s following the closure of the Dyson store.
Windsor’s pavement clock is considered the only one of its kind in Britain, and those brave enough to prick up their ears for the watch have reported the distinct ticking of its mechanism emanating from below.