Cheltenham's wishing fish clock back in action
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Cheltenham's wishing fish clock back in action

A 45-foot-tall wishing fish clock which has been enchanting children for decades has returned from repairs.

The timepiece features an illusion of a goose that appears to lay a never-ending stream of golden eggs and a family of mice trying to evade a snake.

On the half hour the clock, in Cheltenham's Regency Arcade, plays a tune - on the hour a large wooden fish blows bubbles.

The clock was designed by the Gloucestershire-based artist Kit Williams who wrote the 1979 book Masquerade which led readers on the hunt for a golden hare hidden somewhere in the UK.