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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.

 

July

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

2 – South London Branch. Speaker Peter Gosnell, ‘Joseph Ives and His Lever Spring Clock’, 7.30pm for 8pm start, The White Hart Barn, Godstone Village Hall, Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8DU. MEETINGS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

4 – Cheltenham Branch. Branch Clock and Watch Fair. POSTPONED.

6 – 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.

19 – Yorkshire Branch. Speaker Tommy Jobson of Jobson Clocks, 1pm for a 1.30pm start, top floor of the Bradford Industrial Museum, Moorside Road, Eccleshill, Bradford, BD2 3HP. CANCELLED.

23 Milton Keynes Branch. Speaker Peter Gosnell, ‘The Untold Story of British Jerome’, 7.30pm, Sherington Village Hall, Church Road, Sherington, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9NW.

27 – Bristol Branch.  Members Assortment, 7.30pm, Globe Inn, Newton St Loe, Bath, Somerset, BA2 9BB. CANCELLED/POSTPONED.

28 – South London Branch. Visit to Belmont House. CANCELLED.

 

August

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

6 – South London Branch. Speaker Justin Koullapis, ‘Restoring a Friend’s Longcase’, 7.30pm for 8pm start, The White Hart Barn, Godstone Village Hall, Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8DU. MEETINGS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

19 – North London Branch. Speaker tbc, 6.30pm for 7pm start, Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8JR.

Bristol Branch. No meeting.

Milton Keynes Branch. No meeting.

 

September

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. Speaker Keith Scobie-Youngs FBHI, ‘The Remarkable City Career of Aynsworth Thwaites’, 7.30pm, Lyndhurst Community Centre, SO43 7NY.

3 – South London Branch. The Beresford Hutchinson Lecture, speakers Ron Rose and Robert Wren, ‘Memories of Clerkenwell’, 7.30pm for 8pm start, The White Hart Barn, Godstone Village Hall, Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8DU. MEETINGS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

7 – 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.

7, 9 and 11 – Turret Clock Forum lectures on Zoom. Lectures will be held on Zoom on these evenings. Please contact Derek Frampton or Andy Burdon on derek-frampton@hotmail.co.uk or andy.burdon@hotmail.co.uk for more information and to book your place.

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

9 – Cheltenham Branch. Speaker David Cottrell, ‘Tourbillon Watch Project’, 7pm for 7.30pm start, CACSSA, Tewkesbury Road, Uckington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 9SL. Contact Denise, dkah26@gmail.com / 01594 825662 / 0750 3212 449.

12 – Scotland Branch. Branch AGM followed by Bring & Discuss 2pm. To be held virtually or in the Museum of Edinburgh, 142 Canongate, Royal Mile, EH8 8DD.

17 – Kent Branch. Bring & Help, 8pm, Brents Tavern, Faversham, ME13 7DP.

22 – Ipswich Branch. Speaker Alan Midleton, 7pm for a prompt 7.30pm start. Church hall of St Mary the Virgin, Ship Lane (B1067) Bramford, IP8 4AT. CANCELLED.

24 Milton Keynes Branch. Speaker Bob Clayton, ‘Clock Case Restoration’, 7.30pm, Sherington Village Hall, Church Road, Sherington, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9NW.

28 – Bristol Branch. Speaker Richard Edwards, ‘The History of the Automatic Watch’, 7.30pm, Globe Inn, Newton St Loe, Bath, Somerset, BA2 9BB. CANCELLED/POSTPONED.

South London Branch. A walk around Clerkenwell. Details TBC. MEETINGS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

October

1 – South London Branch. Speaker Gordon Hoare, ‘A Tale of Two Chronometers’, 7.30pm for 8pm start, The White Hart Barn, Godstone Village Hall, Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8DU. MEETINGS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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

7 – Wessex Branch. Speaker Prof. Eddy Odell, ‘James Ritchie of Edinburgh’, 7.30pm, Lyndhurst Community Centre, SO43 7NY.

10 – Scotland Branch. Speaker Ashley Strachan, ‘A Tale of Four Repeating Pocket Watches’, 2pm. To be held virtually or in the Museum of Edinburgh, 142 Canongate, Royal Mile, EH8 8DD.

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

15 – Kent Branch. AGM and Auction, 8pm, Brents Tavern, Faversham, ME13 7DP.

15–18 Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition. Click here for details.

21 – Cheltenham Branch. Speaker Francesca Roberts, ‘Snowshill Collection’, 7pm for 7.30pm start, CACSSA, Tewkesbury Road, Uckington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 9SL. Contact Denise, dkah26@gmail.com / 01594 825662 / 0750 3212 449.

22 Milton Keynes Branch. Speaker Andrew Lound, ‘The War of the Worlds’, 7.30pm, Sherington Village Hall, Church Road, Sherington, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9NW.

26 – Bristol Branch. Speaker Doug Bateman FBHI, ‘The Greenwich Time Ball’, Globe Inn, Newton St Loe, Bath, Somerset, BA2 9BB. CANCELLED/POSTPONED.

27 – Ipswich Branch. Topic TBC, 7pm for a prompt 7.30pm start. Church hall of St Mary the Virgin, Ship Lane (B1067), Bramford, IP8 4AT. CANCELLED.

 

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.

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.

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

25 – George Daniels Lecture. City University, London.

26 Milton Keynes Branch. Visit from Northampton Film Society for a nostalgic look into days now past. 7.30pm, Sherington Village Hall, Church Road, Sherington, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9NW.

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. AGM followed by Christmas Show and Christmas Fayre, 7.30pm, Lyndhurst Community Centre, SO43 7NY.

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.

5 – Dorset Clock Society. Christmas lunch, Countryman, East Knighton.

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 or in the Museum of Edinburgh, 142 Canongate, Royal Mile, EH8 8DD.

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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