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Before - 6 minutes between 7 and 8 markers.<br />
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Hang on a minute...Town clock has been running 61 minute hours for 70 years.<br />
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Officials have altered an historic clock after noticing it had displayed an erroneous extra minute on its face for decades.<br />
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The 19th century clock in Dorchester, Dorset, had 61 rather 60 minutes - with an extra digit added between the 7th and 8th hour.<br />
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It is not known if this was done by mistake or as a joke when the clock was made about 200 years ago.<br />
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Incredibly, nobody appears to have spotted the mistake over the course of time.