It all began in 1966, in London when a young woman called Dorothy was fascinated by an unusual clock and soon captivated by its maker, Geoffrey Buggins. Spinning a tale of enduring love amidst the rich history of clock-making at his renowned family firm, Thwaites & Reed, Dorothy Buggins presents For Such a Time as This, a personal journey through life with her husband and iconic clocks like Big Ben.
Following their first meeting and stories of famous clocks at home and around the world, we’re immersed in Dorothy’s world, later moving with Geoffrey and their nine dogs and parrot, to a completely different life in Portugal to explore the vibrant and colourful, amidst vineyards, dance, flowers and the pulsating drama and exciting pageant of Portuguese bullfighting.
As the pages turn, ill-health triggers a return to England and their final move in the peaceful shelter of an ancient clock made by John Thwaites, famous son of the founder of their once owned family business. And as midnight heralds a new day, one morning in November 2014, the minute hand stops and the couple are parted forever, but time relentlessly marches on.