Horological Events Calendar

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2017

September

20 – South West Branch, Visit to The Norman Lockyer Observatory, 8:00pm start, Salcombe Hill, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY with a meal before at The Blue Ball Inn, Steven’s Cross, Sidford, Sidmouth, DX10 9QL. Food served from 5:00pm.

21 – Kent Branch, Speaker Roger Stephens, ‘The Making of the Harrison H4 Reproduction’, 7:30pm, Brents Tavern, Upper Brents, Faversham, ME13 7DP.

25 – Bristol Branch, Speaker Andrew Crisford, ‘Breguet Watches’, 7:30pm, The Globe, Newton-St-Loe, Bath, BA2 9BB.

26 – Ipswich Branch, Speaker and Subject TBA, 7:00pm for 7:30pm start, Bramford Church Hall of St Mary the Virgin, IP8 4AT.

26 – Oxford Branch, Speaker Colin Fergusson MBHI, ‘Making Your Own Tools and Making the Late Harrison Regulator’, 7:30pm, The Barn at The Crown & Thistle Hotel, Bridge Street, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3JD.

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

28 – Sherwood Branch, Speaker and subject TBA, 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

4 – St Albans Clock Club, Speaker Duncan Grieg, ‘A Tour Through the Clocks at Lyme Park’, 7:30pm, The Garden Room, The Methodist Church, North Common, Redbourn, Herts, AL3 7BU. For more information, contact Bill Wolmuth on 07802 696777.

4 – Wessex Branch, Branch Auction, doors open 6:30pm for 7:30pm start, Lyndhurst Community Centre, SO43 7NY.

5 – South London Branch, AGM followed by Speaker Alan White, ‘Making Fly Cutters’, 7:30pm for 8:00pm start, The White Hart Barn (Godstone Village Hall), Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8DU.

8 – Essex Clock and Watch Fair, 9:00 am – 2:00pm, Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Road, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1EJ.

9 – Leicester Branch, Speaker Chris Tarratt, ‘Shackleton’, 7:30pm, BRITE Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, LE3 1LE.

9 – Lincolnshire Branch, Speakers Ellie Baumber and Alex Bond, ‘Update from the BHI Museum Trust’, 7:30pm, venue TBA.

10 – Merseyside, North Wales and Cheshire Branch, Speaker and Subject TBA, 7:30pm, Ruskin Centre, Ruskin Drive, Denton’s Green, Saint Helens, WA10 6RP.

11 – Sheffield Branch, Bar and Discussion, 7:30pm, The Fat Cat, Alma Street, Sheffield, S3 8SA.

14 – Scotland Branch, Speaker Sid Lines MBHI, ‘Screw Threads’, 2:00pm, Canons’ Gait Bar, 232 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DQ.

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

19–22 – Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition, Open 10:00am-5:00pm daily, www.midlandsmodelengineering.co.uk, Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Nr Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN.

21 – South West Branch, Annual Auction for the Westcountry Horological Trust, Viewing from 10:00am, Auction starts at 12:30pm, Exeter School Assembly Hall, Manston Terrance, off Magdalen Road, EX2 4NP.

24 – Ipswich Branch, Speaker and Subject TBA, 7:00pm for 7:30pm start, Bramford Church Hall of St Mary the Virgin, IP8 4AT.

26 – 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 – Bristol Branch, Speaker Richard Edwards, ‘The History of Wrist Watches’, 7:30pm, The Globe, Newton-St-Loe, Bath, BA2 9BB.

31 – Sussex Branch, AGM followed by Speaker Andrew King, ‘The Making and Testing of my Harrison Wooden Clocks – a continuation’, 7:30pm, Ringmer Football Club, Lewes, BN8 5QN.

November

TBA – Kent Branch, Annual Bun Fight, 7:30pm, Brents Tavern, Upper Brents, Faversham, ME13 7DP.

1 – South West Branch, Speaker Ron Rose FBHI, ‘Thomas Cole and Family’, 7:45pm, Exeter School Daw Building, Manston Terrance, off Magdalen Road, EX2 4NP.

1 – St Albans Clock Club, Speaker Bill Wolmuth, ‘Horology and the Internet’, 7:30pm, The Garden Room, The Methodist Church, North Common, Redbourn, Herts, AL3 7BU. For more information, contact Bill Wolmuth on 07802 696777.

1 – Wessex Branch, Speaker Phillip Gale FBHI, ‘Singing Bird Boxes’, doors open 6:30pm for 7:30pm start, Lyndhurst Community Centre, SO43 7NY.

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

2–4 – Salon QP 2017, Luxury Watch Fair including workshops, exhibitions and seminars. For more information, tickets and opening times, visit their website (www.salonqp.com/exhibition). Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London, SW3 4RY.

8 – Sheffield Branch, Speaker William Barraclough, ‘Epicyclic Gearboxes’, 7:30pm, The Fat Cat, Alma Street, Sheffield, S3 8SA.

11 – Scotland Branch, Speaker Keith Scobie-Youngs FBHI, ‘London Turret Clockmakers of the 18th Century’, 2:00pm, Canons’ Gait Bar, 232 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DQ.

12 – Yorkshire Branch, Speaker and Subject TBA, 1:30pm, Bradford Industrial Museum, Moorside Mills, Moorside Road, Bradford, BD2 3HP.

13 – Leicester Branch, Member’s night with the topic of ‘The Future of the BHI’, 7:30pm, BRITE Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, LE3 1LE.

13 – Lincolnshire Branch, Bring and Discuss/Practical Evening, 7:30pm, venue TBA.

14 – Merseyside, North Wales and Cheshire Branch, Speaker and Subject TBA, 7:30pm, Ruskin Centre, Ruskin Drive, Denton’s Green, Saint Helens, WA10 6RP.

19 – BHI Bristol West Country Clock & Watch Fair, Holiday Inn, Taunton, TA1 2UA. www.westcountryclockfairs.co.uk

23 – The Dingwall-Beloe Horological Lecture, Speaker Dr Matthew S Champion, ‘The Music of the Clock, c. 1300–c. 1600’, 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start. This even is free to attend but booking is essential. For more information and tickets, visit the British Museum website (britishmuseum.org/dingwall) or call 020 7323 8181. British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG.

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

28 – Ipswich Branch, Speaker and Subject TBA, 7:00pm for 7:30pm start, Bramford Church Hall of St Mary the Virgin, IP8 4AT.

28 – Sussex Branch, Speaker Clive Pellet, ‘Aerocoustic Testing, Wind Tunnel Testing of Automotive Industry’, 7:30pm, Ringmer Football Club, Lewes, BN8 5QN.

29 – George Daniels Lecture 2017, Speaker Jonathan Betts FBHI, ‘The Story of the Marine Chronometer and the National Maritime Museum’s Collection’, 6:30pm, B200 University Building, City, University of London, Northampton Square, London, EC1V 0HB. The event is free to attend but booking is essential, this can be done via the City Events Team (020 7040 8037 or events@city.ac.uk) or see their website (www.city.ac.uk/events).

30 – Sherwood Branch, Christmas Social. For more information, email the Branch (sherwood.bhi@hotmail.com).

December

6 – South West Branch, Bring and Discuss including mince pies and wine, 7:45pm, Exeter School Daw Building, Manston Terrance, off Magdalen Road, EX2 4NP.

6 – St Albans Clock Club, Christmas Fayre with a Bring and Buy, 7:30pm, The Garden Room, The Methodist Church, North Common, Redbourn, Herts, AL3 7BU. For more information, contact Bill Wolmuth on 07802 696777.

6 – Wessex Branch, Annual General Meeting, doors open 6:30pm for 7:30pm start, a buffet and wine will be provided, Lyndhurst Community Centre, SO43 7NY.

7 – South London Branch, The George Daniels Lecture, Croydon Astronomical Society, ‘Celestial Navigation and Time’, 7:30pm for 8:00pm start, The White Hart Barn (Godstone Village Hall), Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8DU.

9 – Scotland Branch, Speaker Justin Koullapis Hon MBHI, Subject TBA, 2:00pm, Canons’ Gait Bar, 232 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DQ.

11 – Lincolnshire Branch, AGM and Christmas Party, 7:30pm, venue TBA.

12 – Merseyside, North Wales and Cheshire Branch, Social, 7:30pm, Ruskin Centre, Ruskin Drive, Denton’s Green, Saint Helens, WA10 6RP.

13 – Sheffield Branch, Bar and Discussion, 7:30pm, The Fat Cat, Alma Street, Sheffield, S3 8SA.

2018

January

13 – Scotland Branch, AGM and Bring & Discuss, 2:00pm, Canons’ Gait Bar, 232 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DQ.

February

10 – Scotland Branch, Speaker Eleanor Baumber, ‘The Work of the BHI Museum Trust’, 2:00pm, Canons’ Gait Bar, 232 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DQ.

13 – Leicester Branch, Branch AGM, 7:30pm, BRITE Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, LE3 1LE.

27 – Ipswich Branch, AGM, 7:00pm for 7:30pm start, Bramford Church Hall of St Mary the Virgin, IP8 4AT.

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