I spent several weeks exploring the local history of Buckinghamshire, visiting places all over the county, from Newport Pagnell and Bletchley to Chesham and Marlow, browsing public library local history archives, and picking out quirky details such as the story of the Dinton Hermit, whose much patched shoe is displayed in the Ashmolean Museum. The clock mechanism is supplied by Smiths of Derby. Photographed on 25 June 2015, the artwork has aged well since installation in 2000, maintaining its original colour, and showing some signs of shrinkage.