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Dockyard Time Clock

Clocking-in machine. The Dockyard Time Clock was used daily by workers of the dockyard. Prior to its installation, when entering the dockyard the work force had to collect a metal ticket with their works number on it and put it in a box before work time commenced. This system only ended when it changed to clock cards and a punch clock system in 1932. 


The Royal Dockyard Chatham was the major employer in Medway for hundreds of years influencing the culture, education and prosperity of the local populace on a massive scale.

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust,
The Sail & Colour Loft,
The Historic Dockyard,
Kent ME4 4TE


Curriculum Links:

  • KS1: Local History
  • KS2: Local History, Maths Measurement -Time, Artists, Architects and Designers in History
  • KS3: Local History, Britain 1901- Present Day, History of Art, Craft, Design and Architecture, Developments in Design and Technology, Materials and Components


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