Horological Calendar

 

March

4 South West Branch AGM and Speaker TBA. See www.bhiswbranch.co.uk for latest information.
4 Wessex Branch Auction, doors open 6.30pm for 7.30pm start, Lyndhurst Community Centre, SO43 7NY.
4 Cheltenham Branch, Speaker Sid Lines, A New Look at Dial Clocks, 7.30pm, Parmoor House, 13 Lypiatt Terrace, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham, GL50 2SX.
9 Leicester Branch Speaker, Elliott Nixon, Anecdotes from my National Trust House Visits, The BRITE Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, LE3 1LE.
9 Linconshire Branch, Speaker TBA, 7.30pm, Birchwood Leisure Centre, Birchwood Avenue, Lincoln, LN6 0JE.
10 Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch AGM followed by short talks/demonstrations, 7.30pm, The Pavilion Meeting Room, Ruskin Leisure, Ruskin Drive, St Helens, WA10 6RW.
11 Sheffield Branch, Bar and Discussion, 7.30pm, The Red Deer, Pitt Street, Sheffield, S1 4DD.
12 North London Branch, Speaker Nigel Platt, 'The Clock that Saved Great Brtiatin. The Story of the Royal Air Force Sector Clock,' 7pm, Ember 99-100 Turnmill Street, EC1M 5QP. NEW VENUE.
14 East of Scotland Branch, Speaker Colin Fraser, 2pm, Canons' Gait, 232 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DG.
15 Midland Clock and Watch Fair, National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, B92 0DE. www.clockandwatchfairs.com
17 Manchester Branch, British School of Watchmaking Demonstration, 7.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, 82 Wythenshawe Road, Northenden, Manchester, M23 0DJ.
24 Ipswich Branch, Speaker Andrew James, The Equation of Time, 7.30pm, St Mary's Church Hall, Bramford, IP8 4AT.
26 Milton Keynes Branch, Speaker TBC, 7.30pm, Sherington Village Hall, MK16 9NW.
30 Bristol Branch, Speakers Guy Gibbons, After the DLC,  and Lyn Elson, Re-Pivoting Pocket Watch Wheels, 7.30pm, The Globe, Newton-St-Loe, Bath, BA23 9BB.
31 Sussex Branch, Speaker Tony Seabrooke, 'Greenwich Mean Time;, Ringmer Football Club, Lewes, BN8 5QN.


April

1 South West Branch TBA. See www.bhiswbranch.co.uk for latest information.
1 Wessex Branch, Speaker Chris McKay FBHI 'A History of Metals related to Horology', 7.30pm, Lyndhurst Community Centre, SO43 7NY.
8 Sheffield Branch, Speaker Michael Dowse, 'A Local Auctioneer', 7.30pm, The Red Deer, Pitt Street, Sheffield, S1 4DD.
8 Cheltenham Branch, Speaker Nigel Platt, The Clock That Saved Great Britain', 7.30pm, Parmoor House, 13 Lypiatt Terrace, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham, GL50 2SX.
9 North London Branch, Speaker Philip Priestley 'The Impact of American Technology on the English Watch Trade,' 7pm, Ember 99-100 Turnmill Street, EC1M 5QP. NEW VENUE.
11 East of Scotland Branch, Speaker Mark Gray, 'Aspects of Acoustic Recording and Reproduction - Pioneering Inventors, Talking Machines and Significant Records,' 2pm, Canons' Gait, 232 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DG.
12 West Country Clock and Watch Fair, 9am, Holiday Inn, Taunton, M5 Junction 25, Deane Gate Avenue, Somerset, TA1 2UA. Admission £3.
www.westcountryclockfairs.co.uk

13 Leicester Branch Speaker Colin Fergusson, 'In the Footsteps of Harrison', 7.30pm, The BRITE Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, LE3 1LE.
12 Brunel Clock & Watch Fair, The Sports Hall, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PN. www.clockandwatchfairs.com
21 Lincolnshire Branch, Annual Dinner, 7.30pm, The Village Limits, Woodhall Spa.
22 Wessex Branch, Visit to the British Museum, Breguet with Paul Buck and Oliver Cook. Contact the Secretary to register for this.
23 Milton Keynes Branch, Wood Carving Demonstration, Sherington Village Hall, MK16 9NW.
27 Bristol Branch, Speaker Malcom Pipes, Cameras and Photography in Horology, 7.30pm, The Globe, Newton-St-Loe, Bath, BA23 9BB.
28 Sussex Branch, Speaker David Woods-Heath, 'Engine Turning', Ringmer Football Club, Lewes, BN8 5QN.
28 Ipswich Branch, Speaker Ron Rose, The Things a Clock Repairer Collects, 7.30pm, St Mary's Church Hall, Bramford, IP8 4AT.
28 Oxford Branch, Speaker Colin Fergusson, 'In the Footsteps of Harrison,' 7.30pm, The Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, Abingdon, OX14 1NS. 


May

6 South West Branch TBA. See www.bhiswbranch.co.uk for latest information.
6 Wessex Branch, Speaker Robin Thatcher FBHI, The Chronometer Section of the RN at the RGO, Herstmonceux, 7.30pm, Lyndhurst Community Centre, SO43 7NY.
9 East of Scotland Branch, Speaker Michael Bennett-Levy, Restoring the Grand Orrery from Dumfries House and Introduction to Engine and Ornamental Turning Lathes', 2.30pm-3pm at Musselburgh.
11 Leicester Branch, Speaker Tim Treffry, 'Watches with Knobs On!' 7.30pm, The BRITE Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, LE3 1LE.
11 Lincolnshire Branch, Bring and Discuss, 7.30pm, Birchwood Leisure Centre, Birchwood Avenue, Lincoln, LN6 0JE.
13 Sheffield Branch, Bar and Discussion, 7.30pm, The Red Deer, Pitt Street, Sheffield, S1 4DD.
13 Cheltenham Branch, Speaker David Pickard, Making the Strutt Epicyclic Clock, 7.30pm, Parmoor House, 13 Lypiatt Terrace, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham, GL50 2SX.
17 Midland Clock and Watch Fair, National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, B92 0DE. www.clockandwatchfairs.com
19 Manchester Branch, Tour of Manchester Town Hall Clock. Limited Places To book contact Geoff Walker, 0161 225 6783 or email mail@geoffreywalkerclocks.co.uk
26 Sussex Branch, Speaker Adrian Garner, Polishing Metals, Ringmer Football Club, Lewes, BN8 5QN.
26 Ipswich Branch, Speaker Andrew King, TBC, 7.30pm, St Mary's Church Hall, Bramford, IP8 4AT.
26 Oxford Branch, Speaker Duncan Grieg, 'A Walk Through Lyme Park', 7.30pm, The Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, Abingdon, OX14 1NS.
28 Milton Keynes Branch, Speaker Tony Kendall 'Spalding Town , From Railway Centre to Wayside Halt', Sherington Village Hall, MK16 9NW.


June

3 Wessex Branch, The Fifteenth Tony Gutteridge Lecture, Ron Rose FBHI, What a Clock Repairer Collects, 7.30pm, Lyndhurst Community Centre, SO43 7NY.
3 South West Branch TBA. See www.bhiswbranch.co.uk for latest information.
8 Linconshire Branch, Speaker TBA, 7.30pm, Birchwood Leisure Centre, Birchwood Avenue, Lincoln, LN6 0JE.
8 Leicester Branch, Visit to Gent by Honeywell factory to view design and production of fire alarm/detection products. Places limited, booking required, names to Colin Reynolds.
10 Sheffield Branch, Bar and Discussion, 7.30pm, The Red Deer, Pitt Street, Sheffield, S1 4DD.
16 Visit to The Science Museum, The Time Gallery, with David Rooney. Contact the Secretary to register for this.
23 Ipswich Branch, Speaker Johann ten van Hoven, Facsimile of Important Clocks, 7.30pm, St Mary's Church Hall, Bramford, IP8 4AT.
23 Oxford Branch, Speaker Nicholas Smith, 'Smiths Past, Present and Future', 7.30pm, The Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, Abingdon, OX14 1NS.
25 Milton Keynes Branch Members Evening, Sherington Village Hall, MK16 9NW.

29 Bristol Branch, Speaker David Spicer, The Harrison Project, 7.30pm, The Globe, Newton-St-Loe, Bath, BA23 9BB.
30 Sussex Branch, Speaker Clive Groome, 'Steel Railway Locomotives', Ringmer Football Club, Lewes, BN8 5QN.

 

July

8 Sheffield Branch, Bar and Discussion, 7.30pm, The Red Deer, Pitt Street, Sheffield, S1 4DD.
12 Midland Clock and Watch Fair, National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, B92 0DE. www.clockandwatchfairs.com
23 Milton Keynes Branch, Speaker Tim Treffry, 'Advances in Watch Design' Sherington Village Hall, MK16 9NW.
27 Bristol Branch, Speaker David Withers, A Teaching Aid Escapement for Smith's Industries, 7.30pm, The Globe, Newton-St-Loe, Bath, BA23 9BB.

 

August

12 Sheffield Branch, Bar and Discussion, 7.30pm, The Red Deer, Pitt Street, Sheffield, S1 4DD.
25 Ipswich Branch Turret Clock Tour. Details to be confirmed.


September

2 Wessex Branch, Speaker Paul Roberson FBHI, 'Working at the Palace of Westminster', 7.30pm, Lyndhurst Community Centre, SO43 7NY.
6 Brunel Clock & Watch Fair, The Sports Hall, Brunel Univeristy, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PN. www.clockandwatchfairs.com
9 Sheffield Branch, Speaker David Pickard, 'Building a Strutt Clock', 7.30pm, The Red Deer, Pitt Street, Sheffield, S1 4DD.
9 Cheltenham Branch, Speaker Richard Stuart, Building a William Gray Lantern Clock, 7.30pm, Parmoor House, 13 Lypiatt Terrace, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham, GL50 2SX.
14 Leicester Branch, Speaker Mike Frost 'Camera Obscuras' 7.30pm, The BRITE Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, LE3 1LE.
24 Milton Keynes Branch, Speaker Andrew Lound, 'The Lost World of Soho Foundry', Sherington Village Hall, MK16 9NW.
28 Bristol Branch, Speaker Phillip Gale, The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers visit to the Isle of Man, 7.30pm, The Globe, Newton-St-Loe, Bath, BA23 9BB.
29 Sussex Branch Auction, Ringmer Football Club, Lewes, BN8 5QN.
29 Ipswich Branch, Speakers John Glanville/Bill Wolfmuth, Factory Manufactured English Clocks, 7.30pm, St Mary's Church Hall, Bramford, IP8 4AT. 


October

7 Wessex Branch Auction, doors open 6.30pm for7.30pm start, Lyndhurst Community Centre, SO43 7NY.
7 Cheltenham Branch, Speaker David Poole, Clock Construction Topics, 7.30pm, Parmoor House, 13 Lypiatt Terrace, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham, GL50 2SX.
12 Lincolnshire Branch, Speaker TBA, 7.30pm, Birchwood Leisure Centre, Birchwood Avenue, Lincoln, LN6 0JE.
12 Leicester Branch, Speaker John Moorhouse, 'A Guided Tour around Faberge's Workshop', 7.30pm, The BRITE Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, LE3 1LE.
14 Sheffield Branch, Bar and Discussion, 7.30pm, The Red Deer, Pitt Street, Sheffield, S1 4DD.
22 Milton Keynes Branch, Speaker Richard Edwards 'The History of Automatic Watches', Sherington Village Hall, MK16 9NW.
25 Midland Clock and Watch Fair, National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, B92 0DE. www.clockandwatchfairs.com
26 Bristol Branch, Speaker Richard Stuart, Lantern Clocks, 7.30pm, The Globe, Newton-St-Loe, Bath, BA23 9BB.
27 Sussex Branch AGM & Speaker Andrew King, Ringmer Football Club, Lewes, BN8 5QN.
27 Ipswich Branch, Speaker John Downie, Swarf on My Mousemat, 7.30pm, St Mary's Church Hall, Bramford, IP8 4AT. 


November

1 West Country Clock and Watch Fair, 9am, Holiday Inn, Taunton, M5 junction 25, Deane Gate Avenue, Somerset, TA1 2UA. Admission £3. www.westcountryclockfairs.co.uk
4 Wessex Branch, Speaker Justin Koullapis, 'The Adventures of Dobson', 7.30pm, Lyndhurst Community Centre, SO43 7NY.
9 Lincolnshire Branch, Speaker TBA, 7.30pm, Birchwood Leisure Centre, Birchwood Avenue, Lincoln, LN6 0JE.
9 Leicester Branch Members' Night Bring and Discuss, 7.30pm, The BRITE Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, LE3 1LE.
11 Cheltenham Branch, AGM, 7.30pm, Parmoor House, 13 Lypiatt Terrace, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham, GL50 2SX.
18 Sheffield Branch, Speaker Ross Alcock, 'How to Construct a Set of Verge Pallets', 7.30pm, The Red Deer, Pitt Street, Sheffield, S1 4DD.
24 Ipswich Branch, Bring and Discuss, 7.30pm, St Mary's Church Hall, Bramford, IP8 4AT.
26 Milton Keynes Branch, Speaker Justin Koullapis, 'Adventures with Dobson, a Provincial Clock', Sherington Village Hall, MK16 9NW.
30 Bristol Branch, AGM Members Bring & Discuss, 7.30pm, The Globe, Newton-St-Loe, Bath, BA23 9BB.


December

2 Wessex Branch AGM, Bring & Show and Christmas Fare, 7.30pm, Lyndhurst Community Centre, SO43 7NY.
9 Sheffield Branch, Bar and Discussion, 7.30pm, The Red Deer, Pitt Street, Sheffield, S1 4DD.
10 Milton Keynes Branch Christmas Meal. Email ajpollard@hotmail.com for details.
13 Brunel Clock & Watch Fair, The Sports Hall, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PN. www.clockandwatchfairs.com
14 Lincolnshire Branch AGM and Christmas Party, 7.30pm, Birchwood Leisure Centre, Birchwood Avenue, Lincoln, LN6 0JE.