Under the Red Globe
The clock tower and globe were built in 1910 as an important part of Dimmeys advertising.
The globe originally consisted of ruby-coloured glass. It was lit internally, making an impressive beacon that could be seen for miles around.
On Friday and Saturday evenings , shoppers were entertained by musicians who played from bandstand balconies on the upper level of the tower.
The red globe was replaced with copper in 1939.