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2019

January

3 – South London, Speaker Anna Rolls: ‘The Clockmakers’ Museum’, 7.30pm, The White Hart Barn (Godstone Village Hall), Godstone, Surrey RH9 8DU.

8 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch, ‘A Different Approach to Wheelcutters’ (provisional talk),  7:30pm, Ruskin Centre, Ruskin Drive, Denton’s Green, Saint Helens, WA10 6RP.

12 – Scotland Branch, Branch AGM and ‘Bring & Discuss’, 2.00pm, Canons’ Gait Bar, 232 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DQ.

22 – Oxford Branch, AGM and Speaker Nigel Taylor, ‘A History of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry Bells’, 7.30pm for 8pm start, Crown & Thistle Hotel, Bridge Street, Abingdon, OX14 3HS.

28 – Bristol Branch, Speaker David Cottrell, ‘Making a Daniels Style Tourbillon Watch’, Globe Inn, Newton St Loe, Bath, Somerset, BA2 9BB.

February

6 – Wessex Branch, Skills Evening: Practical Demonstrations. 7.30 pm, Lyndhurst Community Centre, SO43 7NY.

6 – St Albans Clock Club, Speaker Bob Whitehurst, ‘Carriage Clocks: A Small Collection’, 7.30pm for an 8pm start, The Garden Room, The Methodist Church, North Common, Redbourn, Herts, AL3 7BU.  For further information, contact Bill Wolmuth on 07802 696777.

7 – South London, Speaker Andy Burdon, ‘Tales From the Clock Tower’, 7.30pm, The White Hart Barn (Godstone Village Hall), Godstone, Surrey RH9 8DU.

9 – Scotland Branch, Speaker Archie McQuater, ‘Overcoming Disasters’, 2.00pm, Canons’ Gait Bar, 232 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DQ.

9 – West Dean College of Arts and Conservation Open Day. Tel 01243 818 291, email admissions@westdean.org.uk.

11 – Leicester Branch, Branch AGM followed by viewing of clock-related DVDs, 7:30pm, BRITE Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, LE3 1LE.

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

13 – Sheffield Branch, AGM, Speaker Jim Nicholson, 7.30pm, The Fat Cat Alma Street  Sheffield S3 8SA.

13 – Cheltenham Branch, Speaker Mike Flannery, ‘Smith’s Speedometers’, 7pm for 7.30pm start, CACSSA, Tewkesbury Road, Uckington, Cheltenham. Gloucestershire. GL51 9SL.

20 – North London Branch, Speaker William M Wolmuth, ‘English and Welsh Domestic Clocks in the Twentieth Century’, 6.30pm for 7pm start, Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8JR.

21 – Kent Branch, Preparations for the Kent Show in the 90th year, 7.30pm for 8pm start, Brents Tavern, Upper Brents, Faversham ME13 7DP.

25 – Bristol Branch, Speaker Douglas Bateman FBHI, ‘John Harrison: The Wider Context With Some Criticism of Published Statements’, 7.30pm, Globe Inn, Newton St Loe, Bath, Somerset, BA2 9BB.

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

26 – Ipswich Branch, AGM, 7.30pm, church hall of St Mary the Virgin, Bramford, IP8 4AT.

22 – Oxford Branch, Speaker Peter Gosnell, ‘Industrial Clock Manufacture in Birmingham pre 1885’, 7.30pm for 8pm start, Crown & Thistle Hotel, Bridge Street, Abingdon, OX14 3HS

March

6 – Wessex Branch. Auction CANCELLED, Branch meeting instead.  7.30pm, Lyndhurst Community Centre, SO43 7NY.

6 – St Albans Clock Club, Bring and Discuss: clock cases, items of interest, projects in progress etc., 7.30pm for an 8pm start, The Garden Room, The Methodist Church, North Common, Redbourn, Herts, AL3 7BU.  For further information, contact Bill Wolmuth on 07802 696777.

7 – South London, AGM followed by Speaker Stephen Doerr, ‘Some Early 30-Hour Provincial Clockmakers’, 7.30pm, The White Hart Barn (Godstone Village Hall), Godstone, Surrey RH9 8DU.

9 – Scotland Branch, Speaker Bruce Vickery, ‘Cracking Enigma on an Industrial Scale’, 2.00pm, Canons’ Gait Bar, 232 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DQ.

11 – Leicester Branch, Speaker Mike Frost, ‘Jeremiah Horrocks: A Very Curious Astronomer’, 7:30pm, BRITE Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, LE3 1LE.

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

13 – Cheltenham Branch, Speaker John Ward, ‘Home for a Fusee’, 7pm for 7.30pm start, CACSSA, Tewkesbury Road, Uckington, Cheltenham. Gloucestershire. GL51 9SL.

13 – Sheffield Branch, Bar and Discussion, 7.30pm, The Fat Cat Alma Street  Sheffield S3 8SA.

21 – Kent Branch, Speaker Mike Bundock, ‘Commemorative Clock Towers’, 7.30pm for 8pm start, Brents Tavern, Upper Brents, Faversham ME13 7DP.

26 – Ipswich Branch, Speaker Peter Grimwood, ‘Orreries: Telling the Time in Years’, 7.30pm, church hall of St Mary the Virgin, Bramford, IP8 4AT.

22 – Oxford Branch, TBA, 7.30pm for 8pm start, Crown & Thistle Hotel, Bridge Street, Abingdon, OX14 3HS

April

3 – St Albans Clock Club, film viewing, 7.30pm for an 8pm start, The Garden Room, The Methodist Church, North Common, Redbourn, Herts, AL3 7BU.  For further information, contact Bill Wolmuth on 07802 696777.

4 – South London, Speaker Peter Gosnell, ‘The Untold Story of British Jerome’, 7.30pm, The White Hart Barn (Godstone Village Hall), Godstone, Surrey RH9 8DU.

3 – Wessex Branch, Speaker Anna Rolls, ‘The Greenwich Time Ball’, 7.30pm, Lyndhurst Community Centre, SO43 7NY

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

10 – Cheltenham Branch, Speaker Ben Wright, ‘Heuer Watches Et Al’, 7pm for 7.30pm start, CACSSA, Tewkesbury Road, Uckington, Cheltenham. Gloucestershire. GL51 9SL.

10 – Sheffield Branch, TBA, 7.30pm, The Fat Cat Alma Street  Sheffield S3 8SA.

13 – Scotland Branch, Speaker Ashley Strachan, ‘The Ingenuity of Japanese Clockmakers – a Look at Some of the Unique Features of Japanese Temporal Time Clocks’, 2.00pm, Canons’ Gait Bar, 232 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DQ.

18 – Kent Branch, Members’ Evening, 7.30pm for 8pm start, Brents Tavern, Upper Brents, Faversham ME13 7DP.

23 – Oxford Branch, Speaker Chris Papworth, ’55 Years as a Clockie’, 7.30pm for 8pm start, Crown & Thistle Hotel, Bridge Street, Abingdon, OX14 3HS

May

1 – Wessex Branch, Speaker Tim Richman Gadoffre, ‘The Clocks of Karl Fabergé’, 7.30pm Lyndhurst Community Centre, SO43 7NY

1 – St Albans Clock Club, Demonstrations of Clock Movement Repair Techniques, 7.30pm for an 8pm start, The Garden Room, The Methodist Church, North Common, Redbourn, Herts, AL3 7BU.  For further information, contact Bill Wolmuth on 07802 696777.

2 – South London, West Dean students’ presentations, 7.30pm, The White Hart Barn (Godstone Village Hall), Godstone, Surrey RH9 8DU.

8 – Cheltenham Branch, Speaker Colin Fergusson, ‘Tools’, 7pm for 7.30pm start, CACSSA, Tewkesbury Road, Uckington, Cheltenham. Gloucestershire. GL51 9SL.

8 – Sheffield Branch, Bar and Discussion, 7.30pm, The Fat Cat Alma Street  Sheffield S3 8SA.

11  – Scotland Branch, Visit to the Edinburgh Antiques, Vintage and Collectors Fair, Lowland Hall, Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, EH28 8NB.

13 – Leicester Branch, Speaker Keith Scobie-Youngs, subject TBA, 7:30pm, BRITE Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, LE3 1LE.

16 – Kent Branch, Kent Show Update, 7.30pm for 8pm start, Brents Tavern, Upper Brents, Faversham ME13 7DP.

18 – 5th International Electric Clock Fair, Zeist, The Netherlands. Free entry. For further details, contact Rob de Jong on robdejong4053@outlook.com or visit https://tinyurl.com/electricclockfair.

22 – North London Branch, Speaker Keith Scobie-Youngs (Cumbria Clocks),’Turret Clocks’, 6.30pm for 7pm start, Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8JR.

28 – Oxford Branch, Speaker Rebecca Struthers, ‘Mass Production of the European Clock Industry’, 7.30pm for 8pm start, Crown & Thistle Hotel, Bridge Street, Abingdon, OX14 3HS.

June

5 –Wessex Branch, The Nineteenth Tony Gutteridge Lecture. Speaker Jonathan Betts MBE FBHI, ‘Learning from the Artefact: Cataloguing the Marine Chronometers  at Greenwich,  7.30pm Lyndhurst Community Centre, SO43 7NY.

5 – St Albans Clock Club, Speaker Chris Papworth, ’55 Years as a Watch and Clockmaker’, 7.30pm for an 8pm start, The Garden Room, The Methodist Church, North Common, Redbourn, Herts, AL3 7BU.  For further information, contact Bill Wolmuth on 07802 696777.

10 – Leicester Branch, Speaker John Haine, ‘Professor Robertson’s Clock’, 7:30pm, BRITE Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, LE3 1LE.

12 – Cheltenham Branch, Skittles Night social event, 7pm for 7.30pm start, CACSSA, Tewkesbury Road, Uckington, Cheltenham. Gloucestershire. GL51 9SL.

12 – Sheffield Branch, TBA, 7.30pm, The Fat Cat Alma Street  Sheffield S3 8SA.

25 – Oxford Branch, TBA, 7.30pm for 8pm start, Crown & Thistle Hotel, Bridge Street, Abingdon, OX14 3HS

July

Cheltenham Branch outing. Details TBC.

3 – St Albans Clock Club, Speaker Dr James Nye, ‘Edmund Howard, Eighteenth Century Clockmaker’, 7.30pm for an 8pm start, The Garden Room, The Methodist Church, North Common, Redbourn, Herts, AL3 7BU.  For further information, contact Bill Wolmuth on 07802 696777.

10 – Sheffield Branch, Bar and Discussion, 7.30pm, The Fat Cat Alma Street  Sheffield S3 8SA.

August

7 – St Albans Clock Club, Bring and Discuss: Longcase Clocks, 7.30pm for an 8pm start, The Garden Room, The Methodist Church, North Common, Redbourn, Herts, AL3 7BU.  For further information, contact Bill Wolmuth on 07802 696777.

14 – Sheffield Branch, Bar and Discussion, 7.30pm, The Fat Cat Alma Street  Sheffield S3 8SA.

21 –North London Branch, Speaker Richard Fox ‘Horological Trends in Auction Houses’ and AGM, 6.30pm for 7pm start, Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8JR.

September

4 – St Albans Clock Club, Speaker Peter Gosnell, ‘Joseph Ives (Connecticut Manufacturer 1810-1862) and His Lever Spring Clocks’, 7.30pm for an 8pm start, The Garden Room, The Methodist Church, North Common, Redbourn, Herts, AL3 7BU.  For further information, contact Bill Wolmuth on 07802 696777.

9 – Leicester Branch, Speaker Chris Tarratt, ‘The Dutch Raid on the Medway, 1667’, 7:30pm, BRITE Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, LE3 1LE.

11 – Cheltenham Branch, Speaker Clive Steer, ‘Restoration of GB Turret Clock’, 7pm for 7.30pm start, CACSSA, Tewkesbury Road, Uckington, Cheltenham. Gloucestershire. GL51 9SL.

11 – Sheffield Branch, TBA, 7.30pm, The Fat Cat Alma Street  Sheffield S3 8SA.

19 – Kent Branch, Speaker Crispin Maciejewski, ‘Vintage Watches’ 7.30pm for 8pm start, Brents Tavern, Upper Brents, Faversham ME13 7DP.

 

October

2 – St Albans Clock Club, Speaker John Ward, ‘A Home for a Fusee’, 7.30pm for an 8pm start, The Garden Room, The Methodist Church, North Common, Redbourn, Herts, AL3 7BU.  For further information, contact Bill Wolmuth on 07802 696777.

9 – Cheltenham Branch, Speaker Malcolm Pipes, ‘Horological Experiments’, 7pm for 7.30pm start, CACSSA, Tewkesbury Road, Uckington, Cheltenham. Gloucestershire. GL51 9SL.

9 – Sheffield Branch, Bar and Discussion, 7.30pm, The Fat Cat Alma Street  Sheffield S3 8SA.

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

17 – Kent Branch, AGM and auction, 7.30pm for 8pm start, Brents Tavern, Upper Brents, Faversham ME13 7DP.

 

November

2 – 6th International Electric Clock Fair, Zeist, The Netherlands. Free entry. For further details, contact Rob de Jong on robdejong4053@outlook.com or visit https://tinyurl.com/electricclockfair.

6 – St Albans Clock Club, Speaker Bill Wolmuth, ‘Horology and the Internet’, 7.30pm for an 8pm start, The Garden Room, The Methodist Church, North Common, Redbourn, Herts, AL3 7BU.  For further information, contact Bill Wolmuth on 07802 696777.

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

13 – Cheltenham Branch, AGM Members’ Night, 7pm for 7.30pm start, CACSSA, Tewkesbury Road, Uckington, Cheltenham. Gloucestershire. GL51 9SL.

13 – Sheffield Branch, TBA, 7.30pm, The Fat Cat Alma Street  Sheffield S3 8SA.

20 –North London Branch, Speaker Oliver Cook, ‘Breguet Clock 111 at the British Museum’, 6.30pm for 7pm start, Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8JR.

27 – George Daniels Lecture, City University London. Speaker Roger Smith OBE, ‘The Development of the Mechanical Watch’.

December

4 – St Albans Clock Club, AGM followed by Christmas Fayre with Bring and Buy and Members’ Evening, 7.30pm for an 8pm start, The Garden Room, The Methodist Church, North Common, Redbourn, Herts, AL3 7BU.  For further information, contact Bill Wolmuth on 07802 696777.

11 – Sheffield Branch, Bar and Discussion, 7.30pm, The Fat Cat Alma Street  Sheffield S3 8SA.

2020

January

February

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

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