Last updated at 00:07am on 14.08.08
Every week for the past 150 years, David Rees and his ancestors have wound the local market hall clock.
But now council officials have called time on the practice - because they say it might cause an injury.
Mr Rees, 68, is the fifth generation of his family to keep the clock ticking in the market town of Llandover, Carmarthenshire.
Hands tied: David Rees, whose family have been winding the market hall clock in Llandover for 150 years, can no longer carry out his labour of love