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Clocks Ticking for Blenheim Palace’s ‘Time Lord’

Julian Newman, Blenheim Palace’s official timekeeper, is gearing up for the challenge of changing 30 historic clocks ready for daylight saving time to end at 2am on Sunday, October 30th.

Among the priceless antique timepieces he’ll need to change is the 18th century East Courtyard Clock Tower, which is twice as old as Big Ben.

Julian has been keeping time at Blenheim Palace for over 12 years; and has the delicate job of changing all the clocks twice a year, alongside his other duties of maintaining and repairing the rare timepieces.