TitleAs the UK prepares for the annual ritual of turning back the clocks, not everyone enjoys a seamless transition, especially at places like the Clockmakers' Museum.
1. Most of us enjoy an extra hour in bed when the clocks go back, courtesy of our devices.
2. The UK's Clockmakers' Museum houses 90 "complex and delicate" clocks that need manual adjustment.
3. Curator Anna Rolls reveals that winding back the clocks is a meticulous "one-man job."
4. Changing the clocks manually can take up to three hours and must be done with care.
5. Moving clock handles backward can damage them, so they are set forward 23 hours.
6. Some clocks are too large to be easily adjusted by hand, requiring unique methods.
7. King's Cross Station once used a power-off method to reset the big clock.
8. The Harry Potter clock at King's Cross Station was previously challenging to reset.
9. The method of turning off the power for an hour confused customers.
10. Today, the process is automated after the clock's refurbishment in 2012.
11. The clocks go back by one hour at 02:00 on Sunday, October 29, from BST to GMT.
12. Clock changes originated during World War I for energy conservation, with the UK adopting the practice later.
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