July 7, 2016 Meeting

THE COLE FAMILY CLOCKMAKERS

Ron Rose FBHI

For our July talk we welcome our Vice President Ron Rose FBHI. Ron’s contribution to our branch over many years is immeasurable. A past chairman and the driving force behind our very successful workshop, Ron has also written a most respected book, “English Dial Clocks.” With over 50 years of experience in the trade this promises to be an evening to remember.

Ron’s talk will aim to portray the lives of three Clockmakers. James Cole, the father, James Ferguson Cole, the eldest son and his younger brother Thomas Cole.
The two brothers are credited with ingenuity and skills, easily matching all of the famous names of the time, but where did their inspiration come from? With two, 15 minute duration videos, the talk will attempt to suggest the answer, and shift some of the praise to another.
Many of the clock photographs have not been seen before and include a wide range of types and styles. Longcase, bracket, carriage clocks were normal, but tripod, strut, diamond, table top, book cover and dressing table clocks, emphasise not just unusual but absolutely unique.

As you will read in our newsletter we are also very pleased to welcome Dudley Giles Hon FBHI, CEO of the BHI at Upton Hall who will be giving us an update on developments at the BHI.

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Monthly branch meetings are normally held at the The White Hart Barn in Godstone

THE WHITE HART BARN

(Godstone Village Hall)

GODSTONE

SURREY RH9 8DU

7.30 pm for 8.00 pm Start

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