2017 Programme

Meetings in person: With regards to Covid, those attending meetings do so as their own risk.  However, please do not attend if you are Covid positive, have a bad cold, or if you have been in contact with anyone who has tested Covid positive in the previous two weeks.

Please note: On-line meetings will be virtual meetings only, not meetings in person. Due to limited Club resources, on-line meetings are mainly confined to Club members only.


January 4th

“The Restoration of a Bracket Clock” – Sid Lines

We are delighted to welcome back Sid Lines, of Kent BHI, to talk to us about a clock he has restored.

February 1st

AGM followed by “A Detailed Study of H4”

“A Detailed Study of H4” is a 75 minute DVD showing every stage of the making of a replica of H4 started by Derek Pratt and completed after his untimely death by Charles Frodsham & Co.

March 1st

“Winterhalder & Hoffmeier – Fact & Fiction in the Story of a Well-Known Maker” – Richard Constable

Richard is extremely knowledgeable about clockmaking in the Black Forest in the nineteenth century, the families involved, and their trade with the UK. From his research, he is now able to dispel certain myths about W&H and present a more accurate picture of their history.

April 5th

“Bring & Discuss, Market Place, Members” Evening

May 3rd

“The Industrialized Manufacture of Clocks in Birmingham before 1885” – Peter Gosnell

Peter has extensively researched the American clock trade with the UK in the nineteenth century and its influence on UK clockmaking. In this talk, he explains the effect on UK manufacture prior to the formation of BUCC in 1885 which he gave us a talk on in 2008.

June 7th

“30-hour Longcase Clocks with a Difference” – David Rawlins

A talk by David Rawlins, Club Member, on unusual 30-hour longcase clocks, a subject he has been interested in for many years. Club members are invited to bring along any unusual examples also.

July 5th

“The Marine Chronometer in the Age of Electricity” – David Read

A return visit for David following his talk to us last year on ‘British Military Watches 1870-1960’.

August 2nd

“Bring & Discuss, Market Place, Members” Evening

September 6th

“Thomas Cole, his business & family influences” – Ron Rose

Ron Rose is one of the UK’s foremost horologists, the author of the outstanding reference book on ‘Dial Clocks’, and an active member of South London BHI. He last visited us in 2003 to talk about ‘Complicated Clocks’.

October 4th

“A Tour through the Clocks at Lyme Park” – Duncan Grieg

Duncan Greig is a member of South London BHI and we are delighted to welcome him to give us this talk which has been very well received elsewhere.

November 1st

“Horology and the Internet” – Bill Wolmuth

A talk by Bill Wolmuth, Club Member, on the use of the internet, as a research tool, when undertaking the project with John Glanville, for the British Museum, on Clockmaking in England & Wales in the Twentieth Century.

December 6th

“Christmas Fayre with a Bring & Buy, Members” Evening