Keeping Time: film follows clockmaker during ‘clock change’

March 20, 2018 Uncategorized


This short was made by filmmaker Nick Whitworth. Nick notes that

‘Many of us know that the clocks change twice a year to account for Daylight Saving Time but few are probably aware of just what this entails. Behind the dials and hands visible from street level there are levers, wheels, hammers, and weights.

Here we follow Matthew Smith, long-serving clockmaker at Smith of Derby, as he carries out alterations on mechanical clocks across London.’

Nick is one of the eight members of the sixth generation descended from the John Smith who started the company. Most of them have already undertaken work experience in the company, but Nick has also made a series of films for us (see under ‘our videos’). This is one he produced off his own bat.

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