• Short Summary

    Big Ben is put forward an hour for the start of British summer time.

  • Description

    No title. Standard time - permanent summer time begins.

    Greenwich & Big Ben, London.

    L/S River Thames, pan to the Greenwich Observatory. C/U 24-hour clock at the gate of the Observatory. Extreme C/U ditto. C/U ditto.

    Angle shot Big Ben clock on Westminster Palace showing the time at 9.15 pm. Interior shot of the inner mechanism of Big Ben. C/U ditto. C/U another part of the clock's works whirring round, pan down to more machinery. C/U plate on side of machinery reads: "fixed here 1859". C/U base of pendulum showing coins resting on it. C/U top of pendulum as it begins to slow down. L/S the mechanism as they slow down and stop. L/S of Big Ben's face showing the time at 10.29 pm. Light goes out on clock face at 2.54 am. Various shots of men adjusting the clock forward an hour. C/U mechanism turning. Angle shot clock face of Big Ben now showing 3 am. C/U the bell being struck. C/U of the hammer. Angle shot face of Big Ben showing 3 am. Lights come on.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:00:00 / 01:03:11:00

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