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2017

June

26 – Bristol Branch, Speaker Roger Stevenson FBHI, ‘D Pratt & Frodshams Harrison H4’, 7:30pm, The Globe, Newton-St-Loe, Bath, BA2 9BB.

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

27 – Oxford Branch, Speaker Dave Shires, ‘The Construction of his Month Going Regulator’, 7:30pm, The Barn at The Crown & Thistle Hotel, Bridge Street, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3JD.

27 – Sussex Branch, Speaker Owen Gilchrist Hon MBHI, ‘Stripping Down and Reassembling a Smith 1215 Wristwatch Movement’, 7:30pm, Ringmer Football Club, Lewes, BN8 5QN.

29 – 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).

July

TBA – South London Branch Visit to Hampton Court.

TBA – Sussex Branch Outing to The Time Workshop.

5 – South West Branch, Speaker and Subject TBA, 7:45pm, Exeter School Daw Building, Manston Terrance, off Magdalen Road, EX2 4NP.

5 – St Albans Clock Club, Speaker David Read, ‘The Marine Chronometer in the Age of Electricity’, 7:30pm, The Garden Room, The Methodist Church, North Common, Redbourn, Herts, AL3 7BU. For more information, contact Bill Wolmuth on 07802 696777.

6 – South London Branch, Speaker Anna Rolls, ‘The Ups and Downs of the Greenwich Time Ball’, 7:30pm for 8:00pm start, The White Hart Barn (Godstone Village Hall), Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8DU.

9 – Yorkshire Branch, Philip Priestley MBHI, ‘Captain Cook, Neville Maskelin and the Transit of Venus’, 1:30pm, Bradford Industrial Museum, Moorside Mills, Moorside Road, Bradford, BD2 3HP.

10 – Lincolnshire Branch, Speaker Colin Fergusson, ‘Making Hand Tools’, 7:30pm, Birchwood Leisure Centre, Birchwood Avenue, Lincoln, LN6 0JE.

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

13 – North London Branch, General Meeting to discuss how to rejuvenate the branch, 6:30pm for 7:00pm start, Islington Museum, 245 St. John Street, London, EC1V 4NB.

21 – Kent Branch, Speaker James Stickings, ‘The Making of a Wooden Clock’, 7:30pm, Brents Tavern, Upper Brents, Faversham, ME13 7DP.

27 – Sherwood Branch, Speaker Justin Koullapis Hon MBHI, ‘Rolex and a History of Early Quartz Watches’, 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).

29 – Ipswich Branch, Free coach trip to Coventry’s Watch Museum. Contact the Branch representative for more information.

31 – Bristol Branch, Speaker Clive Steer, ‘Electrical Clocks and their Technical Evolution’, 7:30pm, The Globe, Newton-St-Loe, Bath, BA2 9BB.

August

TBA – Lincolnshire Branch, Annual Visit.

TBA – Sussex Branch, Speaker TBA, ‘Restoration of Turret Clocks and Other Public Clocks’, 7:30pm, location to be announced.

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

3 – South London Branch, Speaker Bill Wolmuth, ‘20th Century Domestic Clocks of England and Wales’, 7:30pm for 8:00pm start, The White Hart Barn (Godstone Village Hall), Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8DU.

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

19 – Ipswich Branch, The Annual Turret Clock Tour in the Braintree area, itinerary to be confirmed.

September

TBA – South London Branch Visit to The Time Workshop.

6 – South West Branch, Speaker Ben Wright, Subject TBA, 7:45pm, Exeter School Daw Building, Manston Terrance, off Magdalen Road, EX2 4NP.

6 – St Albans Clock Club, Speaker Ron Rose, ‘Thomas Cole, his Business & Family Influences’, 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, Speaker Clive Steer, ‘Designing and Building a Large Sculptural Clock’, doors open 6:30pm for 7:30pm start, Lyndhurst Community Centre, SO43 7NY.

7 – South London Branch, The Beresford Hutchinson Lecture, Speaker Dr James Nye, ‘A Quaker Clockmaker in Chelsea’, 7:30pm for 8:00pm start, The White Hart Barn (Godstone Village Hall), Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8DU.

9 – Scotland Branch, Speaker Richard Stuart, ‘Making the Magnificent and Elusive William Gray Lantern Clock’, 2:00pm, Canons’ Gait Bar, 232 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DQ.

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

11 – Lincolnshire Branch, Quiz (Mervyn Hobden), 7:30pm, Birchwood Leisure Centre, Birchwood Avenue, Lincoln, LN6 0JE.

13 – Cheltenham Branch, Speaker David Boettcher, ‘Evolution of the Waterproof Watch’, 7:30pm, The Cheltenham Area Civil Sports Association (CACSSA) Club, Tewkesbury Road, Uckington, Cheltenham, GL51 9SL.

13 – Sheffield Branch, Speaker John Dutton FBHI, ‘Balances and Escapements’, 7:30pm, The Fat Cat, Alma Street, Sheffield, S3 8SA.

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 – Lincolnshire Branch, Speakers Ellie Baumber and Alex Bond, ‘Update from the BHI Museum Trust’, 7:30pm, Birchwood Leisure Centre, Birchwood Avenue, Lincoln, LN6 0JE.

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.

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

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

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.

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, 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, Birchwood Leisure Centre, Birchwood Avenue, Lincoln, LN6 0JE.

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.

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

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