Worldwide grandfather clock delivery service
"An antique grandfather clock is a friend and companion for life."

Grandfather Clocks

1 Green Walk, Gatley
Cheadle, Greater Manchester SK8 4BN
United Kingdom
tel / fax: +44 (0)161 428 1740
e-mail: [email protected]

The John Shone Collection
A Tradition Of Excellence
Specialist in the buying, selling and renovation of fine antique grandfather clocks for over 30 years


John Shone - antique grandfather clocks A picture of myself - mine is the face in the middle. I hope you enjoy visiting my website and find my clocks interesting. I hope you also enjoy my original monthly clock cartoons and poems. My grandfather clock cartoons have won awards within the clock industry and have been displayed in one of the leading trade magazines, 'Clocks'. My poems have been broadcast on national radio.


It is six years since I wrote my original "About John" and perhaps it is about time I brought it up to date.

I have been selling antique grandfather clocks on a full time basis now for thirty Six years( I also sell a selection of fine quality Wall clocks, Mantel clocks and Barometers) and I have enjoyed and still enjoy every minute of it. I strive to offer my customers the very best of service and have not added "A Tradition of Excellence" to my company heading without it being hard earned. I offer a worldwide distribution service and in addition to a one year guarantee, free delivery and set up of a grandfather clock, to any destination in the UK.

I am most discerning about which clocks I purchase, and am proud of the condition in which they are presented for sale. My case polisher is as good as they come and loves working with grandfather clocks. My workshop manager, who is in charge of movement restoration, has been with me for all thirty six years. Originally, a Precision Engineer, there is no task too difficult for him to undertake. Sometimes, to me, his skill is almost magical. I, myself, am available to be contacted for any sale or after sale service, advice or even just a chat, 7 days a week.

What are my aspirations? I will endeavour each and every day to improve my business wherever and whenever I can and earn even further, the respect of my customers and my peers. My good lady wife, Tanya, who is a wonderful help to me, makes sure that everything I do is at the highest level and that is the level I will continue to maintain.


I met my wife Tanya 14 years ago, on what I have since discovered, was one of the most fortunate days of my life. Tanya is a beautiful person and everybody, including me, thinks the world of her. She is warm hearted, loving and generous and nothing is too much trouble for her, She has also slotted in superbly with our business of buying and selling antique grandfather clocks, longcase clocks and tallcase clocks and is now vital in all aspects of the business. She is an incredible help to me, or should I say, that I am a help to her. She very quickly learned all the terminology and can set up a grandfather clock on her own now. She is also not scared of some physical work and is a most competent driver. I have recently discovered that she is an extremely gifted artist and her sensational painting of "Sunflowers" is for sale on our website under Moon Phase Clocks. I do not have a category for Paintings. Tanya is simply the best and I can honestly say that I do not know what I would do without her !