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Delta throwback: A grand clock still there 92 years later

The clock tower is dedicated to William Henry Ladner

Let’s head back to Ladner Village on June 25, 1932.

That’s the day a ceremony was held to unveil the new William Henry Ladner Memorial Clock at Municipal Hall.

The monument is still standing there today.

William Henry Ladner served a number of terms as Delta reeve between 1880 and 1906, and was a member of the B.C. Legislature from 1886 to 1890. He died in 1907.

The masonry work consists of over 30 tonnes of Nelson Island granite.

The stonework of the six-metre high granite clock tower was undertaken by Joe B. Bregani, who had been a stonemason in Italy.

Local jeweller O.B. Allan supplied the four-faced clock at the time.