A DAD and daughter from Worcester took to the TV screens this week to restore a treasured family heirloom.

Simon Taylor and his daughter Emily Taylor-Fisher, appeared on The Repair Shop to restore a clock belonging to his grandmother Dot.

With the clock restored, he intends to give it to Emily, who had a frightening health ordeal two years ago.

Speaking on the programme, he said: “Emily is 18 now, and two and a half years ago she went upstairs to bed and I heard a thud, I came up and she had had a heart attack at 18 years-old.

“I performed CPR and she went into an induced coma in hospital for 10 days.

“Looking at the clock, I know my nan went through some tough times so I want her to know that whatever bumps and scrapes you go through in life, you can still go through it and be happy.”

The clock in question is believed to be around 100 years old and stood in Mr Taylor's grandmother’s flat, where he used to spend a lot of time.

He added: “Summers and weekends I remember waking up in the spare room and seeing the clock, thinking it was amazing.

“I know it is French, and it is well over 100 years old, but it hasn’t been working for probably 25 or 30 years.”

On the show, which aired earlier this month, mechanical expert Steve Fletcher worked to get it restored to its former glory.

He stripped away the gold paint which had been applied to it and reworked the mechanism to get it ticking once more.

The restoration saw the clock transformed into what it originally would have looked like when it was made around the year 1910.

After the restoration, Mr Taylor said: "My nana was a strong woman and battled through a lot in her life and Emily has in her short life so far too.

"She means the world to me and is going to inherit the clock at some point too."

The full episode of The Repair Shop can be seen on BBC iPlayer.

To find it, go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000t9h8/the-repair-shop-series-7-episode-4