It once provided a popular meeting spot for  friends and those on dates.

The Daily Echo clock, which once hung outside the office in Above Bar, was a landmark feature of postwar Southampton.

The clock disappeared from sight when the Echo offices moved to Redbridge in 1998 but is set to be given a new lease of life by several Southampton businesses.

Although it's not the metal timepiece which once hung outside the newspaper office, the one being restored is in fact a fibreglass prototype created at roughly the same time.

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Those working with The Daily Echo on the project are Fork Handle Revival, Alexander Blacker Management, SW Asgood Engineering and Roosters Voodoo Paint.