2020 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 8th

‘Clock Keys’ – Bill Wolmuth

A short, illustrated talk by Bill Wolmuth followed by Bring, Discuss, Buy & Sell on clock keys – if you are looking for a particular key for a particular clock this is your chance to find out more and possibly buy one, if you know the size you are looking for, or bring the clock with you.

Feb 5th

‘The Politics of Precision: Standard Time and Violent Protest 1884-1914’ – David Rooney

David Rooney is the former Keeper of Technologies and Engineering at the Science Museum, London and now works independently. We are delighted to welcome him back to the Club to talk about the effect on the Royal Observatory of political protest towards the end of the nineteenth century and its aftermath.

March 4th

‘Some early 30-hour provincial clockmakers’ – Stephen Doerr

In addition to a career in Mathematics and an interest in Project Management, for the last 20 years Stephen has been researching 18th century provincial longcase clocks and their makers and we look forward to his talk. He is also an active member of various horological groups.

April 1st

‘What creates value in today’s auction market – key factors’ – Richard Fox

Meeting cancelled due to Pandemic

May 6th

‘Precision Clocks & Regulators’ – Colin Fergusson

Meeting cancelled due to Pandemic

June 3rd

‘Making & repairing clocks hands’ – David Rawlins

Meeting cancelled due to Pandemic

August 5th

‘Bracket Clock Cases – how they were constructed and their restoration’ – John Ward

Meeting cancelled due to Pandemic

Sept 2nd

‘German Clocks’: Bring & discuss

Meeting cancelled due to Pandemic

October 7th

‘Patent 8-day Automatic Alarm Clocks c.1850-1920’ – Peter Gosnell

Meeting cancelled due to Pandemic

November 4th

‘London Turret Clockmakers in the 18th Century’ – Keith Scobie-Youngs

Meeting held virtually

Keith Scobie-Youngs FBHI is a Director of The Cumbria Clock Company and an Accredited Conservator Restorer. The business maintains over 1000 clocks in the UK, including the Hampton Court Palace clock which Keith restored in 2007.

December 2nd

Members’ Evening

Meeting held virtually