Horological Events Calendar

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2017

October

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.

10 – BHI Branch Officers Conference, 10.30am, Upton Hall, Upton, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5TE, United Kingdom.

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 David Barker FBHI, ‘Country Clocks – Philip Barker and Marquetry Clocks’, 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, Saxilby Church Hall, Church Lane, Saxilby, LN1 2PE.

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

22 – North London Branch, Speaker Simon Colston, ‘Arnfield Gravity Escapement Clock’, 6:30pm for 7:00pm start, Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8JR. *First Meeting*

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, Saxilby Church Hall, Church Lane, Saxilby, LN1 2PE.

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

8 – Lincolnshire Branch, Film or Quiz – TBA, 7:30pm, Saxilby Church Hall, Church Lane, Saxilby, LN1 2PE.

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

21 – Yorkshire Branch, AGM followed by Bring & Discuss, 1:30pm, Bradford Industrial Museum, Moorside Mills, Moorside Road, Bradford, BD2 3HP.

23 – Oxford Branch, Speaker Grenville Johns, ‘Restoration of a Railway Clock’, 7:30pm, The Barn at The Crown & Thistle Hotel, Bridge Street, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3JD.

February

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

12 – Lincolnshire Branch, Branch Auction, 7:30pm, Saxilby Church Hall, Church Lane, Saxilby, LN1 2PE.

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.

27 – Oxford Branch, Speaker Phillip Gale FBHI, ‘Lost, Found, Restored’, 7:30pm, The Barn at The Crown & Thistle Hotel, Bridge Street, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3JD.

March

11 – Yorkshire Branch, Speaker Steve and Darlah Thomas, ‘T. Cooke & Sons of York’, 1:30pm, Bradford Industrial Museum, Moorside Mills, Moorside Road, Bradford, BD2 3HP.

12 – Lincolnshire Branch, Speaker and Subject TBA, 7:30pm, Saxilby Church Hall, Church Lane, Saxilby, LN1 2PE.

27 – Oxford Branch, Speaker Richard Steedman, ‘A Swiss Trip’, 7:30pm, The Barn at The Crown & Thistle Hotel, Bridge Street, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3JD.

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