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BHI Branch Events

2016

April

28 – Milton Keynes Branch, Speaker Sid Lines MBHI, ‘Bracket Clock Restoration’, 7:30pm, Sherington Village Hall, Church Road, Sherington, Milton Keynes, MK16 9PB.

28 – Sherwood Branch, Speaker Ralph Stone, ‘Local History and Tales of a Magistrate’, 7:00pm for 7:30pm start, J A Alcock & Sons Workshop, 3 East Workshops, Harley Foundation Studios, Welbeck, Worksop, S80 3LW. For more information, email the Branch (sherwood.bhi@hotmail.com).

May

TBA – South London Branch visit to The Wallace Collection.

4 – South West Branch, Speaker Michael Rhodes FBHI, ‘The Watchmaker’s Apprentice’,  7:45pm, Exeter School, Daw Building, Manston Terrace, off Magdalen Road, Exeter, EX2 4NP. See their website for more details (www.bhiswbranch.co.uk).

4 – Wessex Branch, Speaker Dr Mike Flannery FBHI, ‘Clocks with Wooden Wheels’, 7:30pm, Lyndhurst Community Centre, SO43 7NY.

5 – South London Branch, Presentations from West Dean Students, 7:30pm for 8:00pm start, Soper Hall, Harestone Valley Road, Caterham, CR3 6HY.

8 – Ipswich Branch, Essex Clock and Watch Fair, open 9:00am until 2:00pm, admission £2.50, Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Road, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1EJ.

9 – Leicester Branch, Speaker Tim Treffry Hon FBHI, ‘Grand Complications’, 7:30pm, The BRITE Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, LE3 1LE.

9 – Lincolnshire Branch, Bring and Discuss, 7:30pm, Birchwood Leisure Centre, Birchwood Avenue, Lincoln, LN6 0JE.

11 – Cheltenham Branch, Speaker George de Fossard FBHI, ‘Making a Solar Time Clock’, 7:30pm, The Cheltenham Area Civil Sports Association (CACSSA) Club, Tewkesbury Road, Uckington, Cheltenham, GL51 9SL.

11 – Sheffield Branch, Bar and Discussion, 7:30pm, The Red Deer, Pitt Street, Sheffield, S1 4DD.

14 – East of Scotland Branch, Speaker Alan Midleton FBHI – President of the BHI, ‘A Horological Whodunnit’, 2:00pm, Canons’ Gait Bar, 232 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DQ.

14–15 – South West Branch, Midday visit to the Coventry Watch Museum Project Limited, guided by Paul Shufflebottom. Make your own way there. Following the visit there will be an overnight stay then a further visit to the Birmingham/Midland Clock and Watch Fair at The National Motorcycle Museum. For further information about the weekend, please contact Phillip Gale on 01726 890715 and see their website for more details (www.bhiswbranch.co.uk).

15 – Midland Clock and Watch Fair, National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, nr. Birmingham. Doors open at 9:00am, last entry at 2:00pm.

19 – Kent Branch, Speaker Chris Papworth MBHI, ‘A Professional’s Collection’, 7:30pm, Brents Tavern, Upper Brents, Faversham, ME13 7DP.

24 – Ipswich Branch, Speaker Paul Roberson FBHI, ‘Working in the Palace of Westminster’, 7:30pm, St. Mary’s Church Hall, Bramford, IP8 4AT.

26 – Milton Keynes Branch, Speaker Mike Flannery FBHI, ‘Wooden Clock Research’, 7:30pm, Sherington Village Hall, Church Road, Sherington, Milton Keynes, MK16 9PB.

26 – Sherwood Branch, Speaker Jan Wright FBHI, ‘Nightmare in Chicago’, 7:00pm for 7:30pm start, J A Alcock & Sons Workshop, 3 East Workshops, Harley Foundation Studios, Welbeck, Worksop, S80 3LW. For more information, email the Branch (sherwood.bhi@hotmail.com).

31 – Sussex Branch, Speaker Malcolm Archer FBHI, ‘Conserving George Pyke’s 1765 Organ Clock’, 7:30pm, Ringmer Football Club, Lewes, BN8 5QN.

June

1 – South West Branch, Speaker and subject TBA, 7:45pm, Exeter School, Daw Building, Manston Terrace, off Magdalen Road, Exeter, EX2 4NP. See their website for more details (www.bhiswbranch.co.uk).

1 – Wessex Branch, The Sixteenth Tony Gutteridge Lecture, Speaker Roger Still FBHI, ‘The Scott-Cumberland Tompion’, 7:30pm, Lyndhurst Community Centre, SO43 7NY.

2 – South London Branch, Speaker Philip Gale FBHI, ‘Singing Bird Automaton’, 7:30pm for 8:00pm start, The White Hart Barn (Godstone Village Hall), Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8DU.

8 – Sheffield Branch, Speaker Tim Treffry Hon FBHI, ‘Animated Ladies’, 7:30pm, The Red Deer, Pitt Street, Sheffield, S1 4DD.

9 – Wessex Branch, visit to the British Museum – Time-related instruments. Contact Wessex Branch Secretary for details.

13 – Leicester Branch, Speaker Mike Frost, ‘An Artic Eclipse’, 7:30pm, The BRITE Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, LE3 1LE.

13 – Lincolnshire Branch, Speaker and subject TBA, 7:30pm, Birchwood Leisure Centre, Birchwood Avenue, Lincoln, LN6 0JE.

16 – Kent Branch, Speaker Rory McEvoy, ‘Practical Repair of a Carriage Clock’, 7:30pm, Brents Tavern, Upper Brents, Faversham, ME13 7DP.

27 – Bristol Branch, Speaker David Boettcher, ‘Evolution of the Waterproof Watch’, 7:30pm, The Globe, Newton-St-Loe, Bath, BA2 9BB.

28 – Ipswich Branch, Speaker Malcolm Archer FBHI, ‘Mechanical Pipe Organ Clock by George Pyke’, 7:30pm, St. Mary’s Church Hall, Bramford, IP8 4AT.

28 – Sussex Branch, Speaker Kenneth Cobb, ‘Helical Gearing’, 7:30pm, Ringmer Football Club, Lewes, BN8 5QN.

30 – Milton Keynes Branch, Speaker Tim Treffry Hon FBHI, ‘Advances in Watch Design’, 7:30pm, Sherington Village Hall, Church Road, Sherington, Milton Keynes, MK16 9PB. *Please note date of meeting changed from June 23rd.*

30 – Sherwood Branch, Speaker Richard Edwards, ‘Evening with a Professional Photographer’, 7:00pm for 7:30pm start, J A Alcock & Sons Workshop, 3 East Workshops, Harley Foundation Studios, Welbeck, Worksop, S80 3LW. For more information, email the Branch (sherwood.bhi@hotmail.com).

July

TBA – Ipswich Branch visit to Hollytree’s Museum, Colchester.

TBA – Lincolnshire Branch, Annual visit.

TBA – South London Branch visit to Breitling Service Department.

TBA – Sussex Branch Summer Outing.

6 – South West Branch, Speaker and subject TBA, 7:45pm, Exeter School, Daw Building, Manston Terrace, off Magdalen Road, Exeter, EX2 4NP. See their website for more details (www.bhiswbranch.co.uk).

7 – South London Branch, Speaker Ron Rose FBHI, ‘Thomas Cole, his Business and Family Influences’, 7:30pm for 8:00pm start, The White Hart Barn (Godstone Village Hall), Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8DU.

8, 9, 10 – Kent Branch, Display at the Kent County Show, Kent County Show Ground, Detling Hill, Maidstone ME14 3JF

13 – Sheffield Branch, Bar and Discussion, 7:30pm, The Red Deer, Pitt Street, Sheffield, S1 4DD.

17 – Midland Clock and Watch Fair, National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, nr. Birmingham. Doors open at 9:00am, last entry at 2:00pm.

21 – Kent Branch, Speaker Sid Lines MBHI, ‘Screw Threads (identification, making and repairs)’, 7:30pm, Brents Tavern, Upper Brents, Faversham, ME13 7DP.

25 – Bristol Branch, Speaker Owen Gilchrist Hon MBHI, ‘Aeglar Watch Movements as used by Rolex/Gruen & Others’, 7:30pm, The Globe, Newton-St-Loe, Bath, BA2 9BB.

28 – Milton Keynes Branch, Speaker John Gore, ‘Coventry Blitz in Archive Films’, 7:30pm, Sherington Village Hall, Church Road, Sherington, Milton Keynes, MK16 9PB.

28 – Sherwood Branch, Speaker Dudley Giles Hon FBHI, ‘An Update on the HLF Bid and Upton Hall’, 7:00pm for 7:30pm start, J A Alcock & Sons Workshop, 3 East Workshops, Harley Foundation Studios, Welbeck, Worksop, S80 3LW. For more information, email the Branch (sherwood.bhi@hotmail.com).

August

TBA – Ipswich Branch Turret Tour.

4 – South London Branch, Speaker Johan Ten Hoeve, ‘A Replica Clock for the Shogun’s Shrine’, 7:30pm for 8:00pm start, The White Hart Barn (Godstone Village Hall), Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8DU.

10 – Sheffield Branch, Bar and Discussion, 7:30pm, The Red Deer, Pitt Street, Sheffield, S1 4DD.

September

TBA – South London Branch visit to Epping Forest Horology Centre.

1 – South London Branch, Speaker Grahame Brooks Hon FBHI, The Beresford Hutchinson Lecture, ‘George, The Master Watchmaker’, 7:30pm for 8:00pm start, The White Hart Barn (Godstone Village Hall), Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8DU.

7 – South West Branch, Speaker Nial Woodford, ‘Pyke Longcase Clocks’, 7:45pm, Exeter School, Daw Building, Manston Terrace, off Magdalen Road, Exeter, EX2 4NP. See their website for more details (www.bhiswbranch.co.uk).

11 – Brunel Clock and Watch Fair, The Sports Hall, Brunel University, entrance via Kingston Lane, Middlesex, UB8 3PN. Doors open at 9:00am, last entry 2:00pm.

12 – Lincolnshire Branch, Bring and Discuss, 7:30pm, Birchwood Leisure Centre, Birchwood Avenue, Lincoln, LN6 0JE.

14 – Cheltenham Branch, Speaker Owen Gilchrist Hon MBHI, ‘Aeglar Movements (used by Rolex)’, 7:30pm, The Cheltenham Area Civil Sports Association (CACSSA) Club, Tewkesbury Road, Uckington, Cheltenham, GL51 9SL.

14 – Sheffield Branch, Speaker and subject TBA, 7:30pm, The Red Deer, Pitt Street, Sheffield, S1 4DD.

15 – Kent Branch, Speaker and subject TBA, 7:30pm, Brents Tavern, Upper Brents, Faversham, ME13 7DP.

22 – Milton Keynes Branch, Speaker Andrew Lound, ‘The Lost World of Soho Foundry’, 7:30pm, Sherington Village Hall, Church Road, Sherington, Milton Keynes, MK16 9PB.

26 – Bristol Branch, Speaker Duncan Greig, ‘Tour through the Clocks at Lyme Park’, 7:30pm, The Globe, Newton-St-Loe, Bath, BA2 9BB.

27 – Ipswich Branch, Speaker and Subject TBA, 7:30pm, St. Mary’s Church Hall, Bramford, IP8 4AT.

27 – Sussex Branch, Auction, 7:30pm, Ringmer Football Club, Lewes, BN8 5QN.

29 – Sherwood Branch, Mystery Objects Bring and Show, 7:00pm for 7:30pm start, J A Alcock & Sons Workshop, 3 East Workshops, Harley Foundation Studios, Welbeck, Worksop, S80 3LW. For more information, email the Branch (sherwood.bhi@hotmail.com).

October

6 – South London Branch, AGM followed by speaker Grenville Johns, ‘Restoring a Railway Clock’, 7:30pm for 8:00pm start, The White Hart Barn (Godstone Village Hall), Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8DU.

10 – Leicester Branch, Speaker Chris Tarratt, ‘Forgers, Furbishers and Duty Dodgers’, 7:30pm, The BRITE Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, LE3 1LE.

12 – Cheltenham Branch, Speaker Malcolm Archer FBHI, ‘Restoration of a Pipe Organ Clock’, 7:30pm, The Cheltenham Area Civil Sports Association (CACSSA) Club, Tewkesbury Road, Uckington, Cheltenham, GL51 9SL.

12 – Sheffield Branch, Bar and Discussion, 7:30pm, The Red Deer, Pitt Street, Sheffield, S1 4DD.

13–16 – Milton Keynes Branch, Midland Model Engineering Exhibition, The Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, The Fosse, Fosse Way, nr. Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV31 1XN.

17 – Lincolnshire Branch, Speaker Jim Arnfield FBHI, ‘Pendulum Controlled Clocks’, 7:30pm, Birchwood Leisure Centre, Birchwood Avenue, Lincoln, LN6 0JE. *Please note change of date.*

20 – Kent Branch, AGM and Yearly Auction, 7:30pm, Brents Tavern, Upper Brents, Faversham, ME13 7DP.

22 – South West Branch, Annual Auction, 12:30pm, Exeter School, Assembly Hall, Manston Terrace, off Magdalen Road, Exeter, EX2 4NP. See their website for more details (www.bhiswbranch.co.uk).

24 – Bristol Branch, Speaker Justin Koullapis Hon MBHI, ‘Strange Bedfellows? The Rolex Quartz Watch’, 7:30pm, The Globe, Newton-St-Loe, Bath, BA2 9BB.

25 – Ipswich Branch, Speaker Duncan Greig, ‘A Tour of the Clocks of Lyme Park’, 7:30pm, St. Mary’s Church Hall, Bramford, IP8 4AT.

25 – Sussex Branch, AGM, Speaker Jonathan Betts FBHI, TBA, 7:30pm, Ringmer Football Club, Lewes, BN8 5QN.

27 – Milton Keynes Branch, Practical Skills Evening, 7:30pm, Sherington Village Hall, Church Road, Sherington, Milton Keynes, MK16 9PB.

27 – Sherwood Branch, AGM, 7:00pm for 7:30pm start, J A Alcock & Sons Workshop, 3 East Workshops, Harley Foundation Studios, Welbeck, Worksop, S80 3LW. For more information, email the Branch (sherwood.bhi@hotmail.com).

30 – Midland Clock and Watch Fair, National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, nr. Birmingham. Doors open at 9:00am, last entry at 2:00pm.

November

TBA – Kent Branch, Annual Dinner, Brents Tavern, Upper Brents, Faversham, ME13 7DP.

2 – South West Branch, Speaker and subject TBA, 7:45pm, Exeter School, Daw Building, Manston Terrace, off Magdalen Road, Exeter, EX2 4NP. See their website for more details (www.bhiswbranch.co.uk).

3 – South London Branch Auction, 7:30pm for 8:00pm start, The White Hart Barn (Godstone Village Hall), Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8DU.

6 – Bristol Branch, NHI Bristol West Country Clock & Watch Fair, www.westcountryclockfairs.co.uk 9:00am until 2:15pm at the Holiday Inn, Taunton, TA1 2UA.

9 – Cheltenham Branch, AGM and Activity TBA, 7:30pm, The Cheltenham Area Civil Sports Association (CACSSA) Club, Tewkesbury Road, Uckington, Cheltenham, GL51 9SL.

9 – Sheffield Branch, Speaker and subject TBA, 7:30pm, The Red Deer, Pitt Street, Sheffield, S1 4DD.

14 – Leicester Branch, Speaker Dudley Giles Hon FBHI and BHI CEO, ‘Future of the BHI’, 7:30pm, The BRITE Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, LE3 1LE.

14 – Lincolnshire Branch, Speaker and subject TBA, 7:30pm, Birchwood Leisure Centre, Birchwood Avenue, Lincoln, LN6 0JE.

28 – Ipswich Branch, Bring and Discuss, 7:30pm, St. Mary’s Church Hall, Bramford, IP8 4AT.

24 – Milton Keynes Branch, Speaker Jim Arnfield FBHI, ‘A Trip to St. Petersburg’, 7:30pm, Sherington Village Hall, Church Road, Sherington, Milton Keynes, MK16 9PB.

24 – Sherwood Branch, Christmas Social Event , time and location TBA. For more information, email the Branch (sherwood.bhi@hotmail.com).

28 – Bristol Branch, AGM followed by Bring and Discuss, 7:30pm, The Globe, Newton-St-Loe, Bath, BA2 9BB.

29 – Sussex Branch, Speaker Justin Koullapis Hon MBHI, Subject TBA, 7:30pm, Ringmer Football Club, Lewes, BN8 5QN.

December

1 – South London Branch, Speaker David Rooney, ‘Clocks in Urban Infrastructure’, 7:30pm for 8:00pm start, The White Hart Barn (Godstone Village Hall), Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8DU.

7 – South West Branch, Bring and discuss, 7:45pm, Exeter School, Daw Building, Manston Terrace, off Magdalen Road, Exeter, EX2 4NP. See their website for more details (www.bhiswbranch.co.uk).

8 – Milton Keynes Branch, Christmas Meal, for details email the branch secretary (ajpollard@hotmail.com), places are limited.

11 – Brunel Clock and Watch Fair, The Sports Hall, Brunel University, entrance via Kingston Lane, Middlesex, UB8 3PN. Doors open at 9:00am, last entry 2:00pm.

12 – Lincolnshire Branch, AGM and Christmas Party, 7:30pm, Birchwood Leisure Centre, Birchwood Avenue, Lincoln, LN6 0JE.

14 – Sheffield Branch, Bar and Discussion, 7:30pm, The Red Deer, Pitt Street, Sheffield, S1 4DD.

2017

January

15 – Midland Clock and Watch Fair, National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, nr. Birmingham. Doors open at 9:00am, last entry at 2:00pm.

26 – Milton Keynes Branch, AGM, 7:30pm, Sherington Village Hall, Church Road, Sherington, Milton Keynes, MK16 9PB.

26 – Sherwood Branch, Auction Evening, 7:00pm for 7:30pm start, J A Alcock & Sons Workshop, 3 East Workshops, Harley Foundation Studios, Welbeck, Worksop, S80 3LW. For more information, email the Branch (sherwood.bhi@hotmail.com).

February

13 – Leicester Branch, AGM followed by talk TBA, 7:30pm, The BRITE Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, LE3 1LE.


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