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September 7 meeting

Edmund Howard (1710-98) A Quaker Clockmaker in Chelsea Dr James Nye By sheer chance, James was alerted in the summer of 2016 to the existence of a manuscript autobiography, compiled in 1785, which has been widely used by historians but … Continue reading

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August 3, 2017

20th Century domestic clocks of England and Wales Bill Wolmuth Today, there is a growing appreciation of twentieth century mechanical clocks many of which are superb examples of industrialised production and have complex mechanisms which have proven to be long-lived … Continue reading

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July 6, 2017

THE UPS and DOWNS of the GREENWICH TIME BALL Anna Rolls In a change to our published programme we are very pleased to welcome Anna Rolls from the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Anna works as a conservator at Greenwich, home to … Continue reading

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June 1, 2017

June 1, 2017 THE NEWLY FOUND HISTORY OF DROCOURT AND JACOT CARRIAGE CLOCKS Leigh Extence For our June 1st meeting we welcome Leigh Extence from Exeter. Leigh is a third-generation antique dealer whose interest in the high quality workmanship of … Continue reading

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STUDENTS FROM WEST DEAN COLLEGE – PRESENTATIONS Matthew Read MA ACR For our May meeting we welcome Matthew Read and his students from West Dean College. This annual event gives the students a chance to try their hand at public … Continue reading

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May 4, 2017

STUDENTS FROM WEST DEAN COLLEGE – PRESENTATIONS Matthew Read MA ACR For our May meeting we welcome Matthew Read and his students from West Dean College. This annual event gives the students a chance to try their hand at public … Continue reading

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April 6, 2017

Owen Gilchrist will be talking from his bench as he assembles an IWC ‘Fishtail’ 71 calibre. His work will be magnified and projected on a large screen. The IWC 71

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March 2, 2017

Ticking for Britain – the forgotten history of George W Rickett For our March lecture, with a change of title to the published programme, we are very pleased to welcome Graham Dolan to present a talk on the work of … Continue reading

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February, 2017 meeting

February 2, 2017 The Derek Pratt Frodsham H4 Watch Roger Stevenson FBHI For our February meeting we are delighted to welcome Roger Stevenson FBHI. After a six year apprenticeship, Roger worked for The Chronometer Section at Herstmonceux before moving to … Continue reading

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January 5, 2017 meeting

Restoration of a Railway Clock, Grenville Johns We welcome a past Chairman of the Branch to undertake his first full presentation of a major project he undertook. Gren is no stranger to giving lectures as he spent some of his … Continue reading

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