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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

 


2020

Please note: Meetings in general are suspended or being held by video link due to the pandemic. Please contact your local Branch directly for details.

The Lincolnshire BHI branch will be resuming its monthly meetings with the AGM on Monday 14 December, 7.30pm to 9.00pm at Saxilby Church Hall, LN1 2PE. Numbers are limited in the church hall so we would appreciate an email beforehand advising of attendance to martinbevis@msn.com. Hope to see many of you there.

Cheltenham Branch is postponing physical meetings for the foreseeable future.

 

November

Kent Branch Christmas Meal. Details TBC.

2 – Manchester Clock Club. 7.30pm, upstairs, Marple Library, Memorial Park, SK6 6BA. For details contact Derek at derek@marpleclocks.co.uk or 0161 427 0350.

4 – St Albans Clock Club. Meetings suspended until further notice in light of the Covid-19 situation. Contact Bill Wolmuth, 07802 696777. 

4 – Wessex Branch. Speaker Chris McKay FBHI, ‘W.H. Bailey & Co of Salford’,  7.30pm, Lyndhurst Community Centre, SO43 7NY. Attendance limited to 20 persons to comply with social distancing and the meeting will also be availabe on Zoom. If you wish to attend or watch on Zoom, please contact the Secretary, Richard Steedman, on 01962 676114.

5 – South London Branch. Branch auction, 7.30pm for 8pm start, The White Hart Barn, Godstone Village Hall, Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8DU. MEETINGS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

10 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch. SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

11 – Cheltenham Branch. AGM and Members’ Night, 7pm for 7.30pm start, CACSSA, Tewkesbury Road, Uckington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 9SL. Contact Denise, dkah26@gmail.com / 01594 825662 / 0750 3212 449. POSTPONED

14 – Scotland Branch. Bring & Discuss, 2pm. To be held virtually.

18 – North London Branch. Zoom meeting, 7pm. Guest speaker, Maggie Parker who will be talking about clock dial restoration. Contact Felix Starega, 07785 186 061 / felix.starega@live.co.uk

25 – George Daniels Lecture. City University, London. Contact venue for latest updates.

30 – Bristol Branch. AGM and speaker David Spicer Hon MBHI ‘1960s F1 Motor Racing’, 7.30pm, Globe Inn, Newton St Loe, Bath, Somerset, BA2 9BB. CANCELLED/POSTPONED.

 

December

2 – St Albans Clock Club. Meetings suspended until further notice in light of the Covid-19 situation. Contact Bill Wolmuth, 07802 696777. 

2 – Wessex Branch. The First Andrew James Memorial Lecture. Speaker Dr. David Rooney, ‘The Politics of Precision: Standard Time and Violent Protest, 1884-1914’, 7.30pm. Due to the second national lockdown, there will be no gathering at Lyndhurst Community Centre. The meeting will be held on Zoom. If you wish to take part, please contact the Secretary, Richard Steedman, on 01962 676114.  The branch’s AGM will be held in early 2021.

3 – South London Branch. The Branch’s George Daniels Memorial Lecture, speaker Roger W. Smith, ‘The Development of the Mechanical Watch’, 7.30pm for 8pm start, The White Hart Barn, Godstone Village Hall, Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8DU. MEETINGS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

8 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch. SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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

12 – Scotland Branch. Speaker Lyndsay McGill, Curator, Renaissance & Early Modern History, Department of Scottish History & Archaeology, National Museum of Scotland. ‘Andrew Purdoune: An Early Scottish Maker of Lantern Clocks’, 2pm. To be held virtually.

14 – Lincolnshire Branch. Regrettably, the Lincolnshire BHI branch AGM  has now been cancelled. It is hoped that meetings will be able to resume early 2021. Please send inquiries martinbevis@msn.com.

Bristol Branch. No meeting.

 

2021

January

9 – Scotland Branch. Bring and Discuss, 2pm. To be held virtually or in the Museum of Edinburgh, 142 Canongate, Royal Mile, EH8 8DD.

28 Milton Keynes Branch. AGM. 7.30pm, Sherington Village Hall, Church Road, Sherington, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9NW.

 

February

13 – Scotland Branch. Speaker Tomek Borkowy, BHI Scotland Branch.  ‘It’s All About Watches, 2pm. To be held virtually or in the Museum of Edinburgh, 142 Canongate, Royal Mile, EH8 8DD.

 

March

13 – Scotland Branch. Speaker George Johnston.  ‘Swing Time – Making a Wooden Pendulum Clock, 2pm. To be held virtually or in the Museum of Edinburgh, 142 Canongate, Royal Mile, EH8 8DD.

 

April

10 – Scotland Branch. Speaker Colin Graham, BHI Scotland Branch.  ‘Online Selling – Stay Safe, Make Money and Keep Horology Alive’, 2pm. To be held virtually or in the Museum of Edinburgh, 142 Canongate, Royal Mile, EH8 8DD.

 

May

8 – Scotland Branch. Speaker Owen Gilchrist, BHI Bristol Branch.  ‘IWC Calibre 71/72 ‘Fishtail’ Pocket Watch Movement’, 2pm. To be held virtually or in the Museum of Edinburgh, 142 Canongate, Royal Mile, EH8 8DD.

 

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