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There are many fascinating events hosted by BHI Branches across the country including talks by professionals and amateurs keen to share their knowledge on a wide variety of subjects. Support your local Branch by attending the meetings and keeping an eye out for auctions and excursions.

We also post listings about upcoming events from the BHI, Museum of Timekeeping and other horological societies and clubs.

If you have an event that you’d like to share here we’d love to hear from you. Rachel Reeves: rachel@bhi.co.uk

 


2019

October

2 – Wessex Branch. Branch Auction. Viewing from 6.30 pm, auction 7.30pm, Lyndhurst Community Centre, SO43 7NY.

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.

4 – Launch of The Luxury of Time: Clocks from 1550–1750 at the National Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF. Admission free. Exhibition runs until 26 January 2020. Explore the history of early British clock making in this special display. Featuring beautiful objects from the golden age of clock making, these exquisitely decorated pieces were at the cutting edge of technology and the ultimate status symbol of their day.

3 – South London Branch. Speaker Bill Wolmuth, ‘Black Marble Clocks for the Connoisseur’, 7.30pm for an 8pm start, The White Hart Barn (Godstone Village Hall), Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8DU.

8 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch. Speaker Alan Syder, ‘The Other Lancashire Watch Companies’, 7.30pm, The Ruskin Centre, St Helens, WA10 6RP.

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.

12 – Scotland Branch. Speakers Ken and Moira Russell, ‘Clockwork – There’s More to it than Meets the Eye’, 2.00pm, Canons’ Gait Bar, 232 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DQ.

13 – Essex Clock and Watch Fair. 9am to 2pm, Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Road, Marks Tey, Colchester, CO6 1EJ. Free parking. Admission 9am-12pm at £3, 12pm-1.30pm at £2.50. For buyer and seller information, contact Josephine Stephens, horologist007@outlook.com, 07834 235 672. Managed by Ipswich and District Branch.

14 – Leicester Branch. Keith Scobie-Youngs, ‘Restoration of the Royal Liver and Other Clocks by the Cumbria Clock Company’ , 7:30pm, BRITE Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, LE3 1LE.

14 – Lincolnshire Branch. Bring and Discuss, 7.30pm, Saxilby Church Hall, Church Lane, Saxilby, Lincoln, LN1 2PE.

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

17-20 – Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition.

19 – South West Branch. Annual Auction for the West Country Horological Trust. Viewing 10am to 12pm, auction at 12.20pm. Daw Building, Exeter School, EX2 4NP. Please check www.bhiswbranch.co.uk for details and updates. Contact Dave D. 01626 779167 or 07786 035052, davidalan.dawson@talktalk.net

22 – Oxford Branch. Speaker Sergio Muelle, artist in steel, 7.30pm for 7.50pm start, The Minstrals gallery at The Crown & Thistle Hotel’, 18 Bridge Street, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14  3JD

24 – Milton Keynes Branch. Speaker Chris Radford of Windsor House Antiques, ‘Clarice Cliffe’, 7.30pm, Sherington Village Hall, 1-29 Church Rd, Sherington, Newport Pagnell, MK16 9PB.

27 – Fall Back Open Day, Upton Hall.

28 – Bristol Branch. Speaker Paul Arayan, ‘Split Seconds Timers’, 7.30pm, Globe Inn, Newton St Loe, Bath, Somerset, BA2 9BB.

29 – Sussex Branch. AGM and Speaker Richard Edwards, ‘The Invention and Early History of the Wristwatch’, 7.30pm for 7.45pm start, Ringmer Football Club, Lewes, BN8 5QW.

 

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.

3 – Yorkshire Branch. Overton Clocks, ‘The Complicated Carriage Clock: Its Types, Operation and History’, 1pm for 1.30pm start, Bradford Industrial Museum (top floor), Bradford, BD2 3HP.

6 – Wessex Branch. Speaker Derek Frampton MBHI, ‘Turret Clocks and Their Makers’, 7.30pm, Lyndhurst Community Centre, SO43 7NY.

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.

6 – South West Branch. Speaker David Force, ‘What Did Brunel Ever Do For Us?’, . 6.45pm Manston Terrace, Exeter School, EX2 4NP. Please check www.bhiswbranch.co.uk for details and updates.

7 – South London Branch. Branch Auction, 7.30pm for an 8pm start, The White Hart Barn (Godstone Village Hall), Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8DU.

9 – Scotland Branch. Speaker Peter Mehta, ‘On the Trail of Sydney’s Longest Running Clock’, 2.00pm, Canons’ Gait Bar, 232 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DQ.

11 – Leicester Branch. Members’ Night. Bring along an item or interesting topic for discussion. 7:30pm, BRITE Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, LE3 1LE.

11 – Lincolnshire Branch. Speaker Adrian Overton, ‘Complicated Carriage Clocks’, 7.30pm, Saxilby Church Hall, Church Lane, Saxilby, Lincoln, LN1 2PE.

12 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch. TBA, 7.30pm, The Ruskin Centre, St Helens, WA10 6RP.

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

13 – Sheffield Branch. Speaker Steven Cocker, knifemaker, 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.

24 – Scotland Branch. Speaker Dr John C Taylor OBE, ‘The Luxury of Time: Clocks from 1550 to 1750’, 10.30am, National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF. Please advise the Branch Secretary if you wish to attend this event.

25 – Bristol Branch. AGM and Members’ Bring and Discuss, 7.30pm, Globe Inn, Newton St Loe, Bath, Somerset, BA2 9BB.

26 – Ipswich Branch. Members’ Night. Bring items to show, sell or discuss. 7.30pm, church hall of St Mary the Virgin, Bramford, IP8 4AT.

26 – Oxford Branch. Speaker Mike Frost, ‘Lady Pioneers of the British Astronomical Association’, The Minstrals gallery at The Crown & Thistle Hotel’, 18 Bridge Street, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14  3JD.
26 – Sussex Branch. Speaker Andrew King, ‘Edward Massey: Ingenious Mechanic and Inventor and his Contribution to Navigation’, 7.30pm for 8pm start, Ringmer Football Club, Lewes, BN8 5QW.

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

28 – Milton Keynes Branch. Speaker Bob Whitehurst, ‘The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers’, 7.30pm, Sherington Village Hall, 1-29 Church Rd, Sherington, Newport Pagnell MK16 9PB.

 

December

Sussex Branch: No meeting

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.

4 – South West Branch. Bring & Discuss, mince pies and wine. 7.45pm Daw Building, Exeter School, EX2 4NP. Please check www.bhiswbranch.co.uk for details and updates.

5 – Milton Keynes Branch. Christmas meal, The Red Lion, Brafield on the Green, NN7 1BP.

5 – South London Branch. The South London Branch’s George Daniels Lecture, The Frodsham Team, 7.30pm for an 8pm start, The White Hart Barn (Godstone Village Hall), Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8DU

9 – Lincolnshire Branch. AGM and Christmas party, 7.30pm, Saxilby Church Hall, Church Lane, Saxilby, Lincoln, LN1 2PE.

10 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch. Christmas Social.

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

14 – Scotland Branch. Christmas Lunch, Canons’ Gait Bar, 232 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DQ.

 

2020

January

7 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch. TBA, 7.30pm, The Ruskin Centre, St Helens, WA10 6RP.

11 – Scotland Branch. Bring & Discuss

23 – Milton Keynes Branch. AGM, 7.30pm, Sherington Village Hall, 1-29 Church Rd, Sherington, Newport Pagnell MK16 9PB.

 

February

8 – Scotland Branch. Speaker Ashley Strachan, ‘Jean-Antoine Lépine’, 2.00pm, Canons’ Gait Bar, 232 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DQ.

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

11 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch. TBA, 7.30pm, The Ruskin Centre, St Helens, WA10 6RP.

 

March

10 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch. AGM, 7.30pm, The Ruskin Centre, St Helens, WA10 6RP.

14 – Scotland Branch. Details TBC.

 

April

11 – Scotland Branch. Bring & Discuss.

14 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch. TBA, 7.30pm, The Ruskin Centre, St Helens, WA10 6RP.

 

May

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

Edinburgh Antiques, Vintage and Collectors Fair. Lowland Hall, Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, EH28 8NB

12 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch. TBA, 7.30pm, The Ruskin Centre, St Helens, WA10 6RP.

 

June

10 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch. TBA, 7.30pm, The Ruskin Centre, St Helens, WA10 6RP.

 

September

8 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch. TBA, 7.30pm, The Ruskin Centre, St Helens, WA10 6RP.

 

October

13 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch. TBA, 7.30pm, The Ruskin Centre, St Helens, WA10 6RP.

 

November

10 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch. TBA, 7.30pm, The Ruskin Centre, St Helens, WA10 6RP.

 

December

8 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch. Christmas Social.

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Upcoming events

BHI South West Branch

Saturday 19 October 2019

Exeter School, Exeter, EX2 4NP

Viewing 10am–noon ONLY • Auction starts at 12.30pm

Up to 400 lots including Watches, Tools and Equipment, Clocks, Books, Parts, Materials and Horological Miscellania

Entries welcome. Please contact Dave Dawson as soon as possible. Closing date for entries lists: Wednesday 18 September. Free catalogues with location map – available early October. £3 fee for buyer registration on arrival. Still no buyer’s premium or VAT! What you bid is what you pay. Refreshments on sale and free parking. Dave Dawson, pre-auction coordinator, Roseneath, Landscore Rd., Teignmouth, TQ14 9JL.

T: 01626 779167 • E: davidalan.dawson@talktalk.net

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