Tag Archives: clocks

The fall and rise of St Pancras Clock

Railways have become synonymous with time keeping as their successful operation is measured through following a timetable. Before the railways time was a much more local matter based on the 24hr rotation of the earth resulting in East Anglia being … Continue reading

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The beautiful gold watch of King George III

King George III is one of the most unfortunate monarchs and forever tarnished with his tag of Mad King George due to the mental illness which he suffered from.  What is less known about him is that before he was … Continue reading

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A brief history of time(zones) or why do we keep changing the clocks?

Some of us have just done it and others are about to do it but this week sees many of us changing our clocks to go onto winter time but why do we do this often quite annoying ritual. In … Continue reading

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