Programme for 2011

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5th January


WHAT'S NEW IN YOUR COLLECTION?

A 'BRING AND DISCUSS' evening when members are invited to bring, for general discussion, anything of interest in the horological field.

2nd February  

TAVERN CLOCKS

Martin Gatto of Tavernicus, [www.tavernicus.co.uk,], deals in and is enthusiastic about Tavern Clocks and these will be the subjects in his talk about this little known branch of antiquarian horology.


2nd  March

'MADE IN ENGLAND'  20th century English domestic clocks

Bill Wolmuth and John Glanville, [clocks_20thcentury@yahoo.co.uk], will be talking about the  collection of English Domestic Clocks which they have been making for the last five years.

6th  April

BIG BEN – The Great Clock and the Bells at the Palace of Westminster

Chris McKay the author of a recently published book with this title will be speaking to us about the clock, the bells and the history of the most famous clock tower in the world. [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=NYao6UI3pagC&printsec=frontcover&dq=big+ben+chris+mckay]

5th   May
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING followed by a presentation to be arranged.

1st   June

'THWAITES AND REED - SOME CLOCKS AND EXPERIENCES.' 

John Warner, a chemical engineer by training but a horologist by practice and inclination, will talk about clocks he has encountered when working in association with Thwaites and Reed.  These range, in some detail, from the 1734 clock on Horse Guards Parade to modern domestic clocks.

6th   July

BRING & DISCUSS – INDUSTRIAL TIMEKEEPING.

The theme for the evening will be clockwork and timekeeping in industry and commerce and members are asked to bring any interesting examples of this specialised field of horology to show, explain and discuss.

3rd    August

DAVALL CLOCKS

Bill Wolmuth will be explaining the history of Davall clocks from their 19th century origins through their ownership by Dimier Brothers to their   flowering and the demise of their clock making within Bentima Ltd.

7th   September

ENGLISH BRACKET CLOCKS

David Rawlings,
David is a professional horologist who has been repairing and restoring English Bracket Clocks of quality for many years.  He has unrivalled experience of overcoming the many complications encountered and will be discussing these aspects of his work.

5th   October

'BLACK FOREST CLOCK-MAKERS IN 19TH CENTURY EAST ANGLIA'

Richard Constable whose family heritage includes Black Forest clock-making will be talking about the way in which Black Forest families moved to East Anglia in the 19th century and set up businesses as clock makers and retailers.

2nd November

IMPACT OF AMERICAN WATCH TECHNOLOGY ON THE ENGLISH WATCH TRADE

Philip Priestley
Philip is a Club Member and an international expert on American pocket watches.  His talks are always enjoyable, interesting and informative.

7th December

CLUB ANNUAL AUCTION.

The auction will be conducted by Stuart Forsey who is keen to attract better items to sell and wider attendance at the auction this year.