PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW VENUE – THE GARDEN ROOM, THE METHODIST CHURCH, NORTH COMMON, REDBOURN at 8pm.
BRING & DISCUSS.
A general interest evening when members are asked to bring any interesting clocks or watches to show and discuss.
FROM CHRONOMETERS TO REGULATORS
Derek was apprenticed to Frank Mercer and spent 41 years with Mercers becoming Production Director. In retirement, he makes regulators which are of traditional design but, using modern engineering techniques and materials, achieve remarkable levels of accuracy.
TIME OF CHANGE – CLUB EVENING.
A film made by Smiths Industries in 1967 which describes the Anglo Celtic Watch Company factory (known locally as ‘The Tick Tock’) in Ystradgvnlais. The film runs for 25 minutes. The second part of the evening will be a general discussion of horological matters of interest.
Saturday morning visit.
VISIT TO THE WORKSHOP OF ‘MOTIONWORK’ IN CLERKENWELL
We have been invited by Matthew Hopkinson to visit his workshop in Clerkenwell which specialises in the restoration of rare and complicated antique clocks. At the moment he is working on two Fromanteels & a Knib. Numbers are very limited and a ballot will be held if more than six members want to come.
THE REMINICENCES OF A CLOCK CASE MAKER.
Peter Brown has been making and restoring clock cases for many years: his talk will provide the distillation of his experience, disclosed for the benefit of the Club.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The meeting will be followed by a presentation by John Day about two very special, Early English, quarter repeating, pocket watches.
SOME ASPECTS OF WATCHES AND THE FUTURE OF THE BHI
Peter will be discussing some aspects of watches, including the current action which the BHI is taking to persuade the Swiss watch manufacturers to make spares available to the trade in this country. He will also be explaining the future plans of the BHI.
A TABLE REGULATOR
David, the immediate past Master of the Clockmakers Company, will be talking to the Club about a wonderful table regulator with a remontoire movement, which he has made.
Francis has spoken to the club a number of times and he is always entertaining and knowledgeable.
John, an expert musician and watch maker will be discussing the development of Hamilton chronometers, following the attack on Pearl Harbour.
Subject to be finalised
Hugh has made a study of the design and identification of painted long case clock dials. He will be a knowledgable and interesting speaker and the evening should be most enjoyable.