Become a Clockateer!

The view from the top of the Clocktower

The Clock Tower is one of the jewels in the crown of St Albans – its the only medieval town belfry in England. Its construction in the early fifteenth century signified the increasing importance of the town and enabled the townspeople to have their own clock, to ring the curfew, and to give the alarm – the bell rang for the first battle of St Albans in 1455.

The Tower is kept open to the public by volunteers (known as ‘Clockateers’) from our Society and the Civic Society at weekends and Bank Holidays from Easter to the end of September. The rota below shows when the Society is responsible for providing staffing.

The Society would welcome help from volunteers – It is not a complicated task and volunteers willing to serve once or twice a year are always needed. Please contact the Clock Tower co-ordinator (Caroline Howkins) if you can help.