Trimnell family  (Research note)

Willam Henry Trimnell (1809-1868)

Henry George Trimnell (1842-1876)

Canterbury Clock Makers

In a few years, Henry Trimnell went from being the hero who helped save the cathedral from destruction by fire, to fatal victim of an explosion in the cathedral ignited by his own oil lamp. Read about the family clock making business and this sad event here.

Clock at auction marked ‘Tempus Fugit’ and (beneath the number XII) ‘W and H Trimnell Canterbury’