the winding handle is used to manually wind up the chime train.
For the first 50 years the clock was wound manually each day and took five men two hours.
Visit the Parliament website for more information about the history of the Clock Tower
Would you like to comment?
Guest Passes let you share your photos that aren't public. Anyone can see your public photos anytime, whether they're a Flickr member or not. But! If you want to share photos marked as friends, family or private, use a Guest Pass. If you're sharing photos from a set, you can create a Guest Pass that includes any of your photos marked as friends, family, or private. If you're sharing your entire photostream, you can create a Guest Pass that includes photos marked as friends or family (but not your private photos). Learn more about Guest Passes![?]
Some rights reserved Anyone can see this photo