THE hour may have gone forward at the weekend meaning the six-monthly task of going round the house altering all the clocks. But spare a thought for employees of Blackburn station in the 1960s.

This photograph from the archives shows that it was a major operation to ensure that rail passengers had the correct time.

Out would come a hefty set of ladders and the large hands on the impressive-looking station clocks would have to be set to the correct time. This clock was one of several large timepieces at the station.

It’s not until you see a man next to the clock do you fully appreciate how large the clocks actually were.

In the bottom left of the photo you can make out the top of the cabinet which held a scale model of an Isle of Man ferry advertising excursions direct from Blackburn station.