British Summer Time Begins

March 22, 2023 Public, Time

Clocks Go Forward

It is that time of year again in the UK, when we shift to having one less hour in bed in the mornings, but much more time after work to make the most of increasingly lighter evenings.

On Sunday the 26th March the clocks will go forward 1 hour at 1am.

While most clocks will of course make this change automatically, for the many mechanically-driven public clocks around the country this alteration will have to be carried out manually in the few days around the change. Our team of clockmaker engineers play a key role in this process, undertaking clock-altering on a few hundred clocks around the country.

If you’d like to see a little more of what is involved, our short film here documents the process:





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