2019 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.


Jan 2nd

January 2019Dial Clocks – a talk by David Rawlins illustrated with examples along with some brought by Club members.

Feb 6th

Carriage Clocks, a Small Collection – a talk by Bob Whitehurst who will talk about the origin of such clocks, their development and decline, describing various case styles and providing some guidance on signs of quality. The talk also covers complications, types of escapement and makers’ marks on movements, platforms and dials.

March 6th

Bring & discuss: Clock Cases – items of interest; projects in progress etc

April 3rd


May 1st

Demonstrations: having discussed the dismantling and reassembling a clock movement in November 2018, this month we will be organising demonstrations of clock movement repair techniques, such as cleaning, pivot polishing and bushing, and dial silvering.

June 5th

55 years as a Watch and Clockmaker a talk by Chris Papworth of Kelvedon Clocks, Essex. We welcome back Chris to give us a talk on his career, following his talk to us in 2008 on Essex Clocks and Clockmakers.

July 3rd

Edmund Howard, 18th Century Quaker Clockmaker – a talk by Dr James Nye, Chairman of the Antiquarian Horological Society.

August 7th

Bring & discuss: Longcase Clocks – items of interest; projects in progress etc

Sept 4th

Joseph Ives (Connecticut Manufacturer 1810-1862) and his Lever Spring Clocks – a talk by Peter Gosnell

October 2nd

October 2019A home for a fusee a talk by John Ward & Grenville Johns of South London BHI on a project run by that Club to make complete dial clocks from orphaned fusee movements.

November 6th

Horology and the Internet by Bill Wolmuth. The talk will go through websites that Bill has found useful over the years in undertaking horological research as well as for buying clocks. All being well, the talk will illustrated by going on-line during the talk to some of the websites concerned.

December 4th

2018 AGM (15 minutes only) followed by Christmas Fayre with a Bring & Buy, Members’ Evening