Meetings have been suspended until further notice in light of the Covid-19 situation

Programme for 2020

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Jan 8th

‘Clock Keys’ – 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

Richard is a freelance independent reporter and writer on sales of watches, clocks and related horological items by leading auction houses. His work includes writing a monthly auction report article for The Horological Journal. He is a part-time volunteer at the Museum of Timekeeping and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.


May 6th

‘Precision Clocks & Regulators’ – Colin Fergusson

Colin Fergusson MBHI is the Chairman of the Leicester Branch of the BHI and Assistant Technical Editor of The Horological Journal.


June 3rd

‘Making & repairing clocks hands’ – David Rawlins

A demonstration of techniques.


July 1st

‘The Clocks of Karl Fabergé’ – Tim Richman Gadoffre

Tim is an independent applied arts specialist and in his talk he will explore the techniques used by Fabergé in the design and manufacture of clocks. Tim has built an extensive archive containing records of over 12,000 pre-1918 Fabergé pieces. His research into the firm’s unique know-how, combined with his understanding of Geometry & Proportion, is seen as ground-breaking by other experts in this specialist field.


August 5th

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

Following on from his talk to us in 2019 on ‘a Home for a Fusee’, we are delighted that John will be returning to give us a talk on the construction and restoration of English Bracket Clock cases. Attendees are welcome to bring any examples they want some advice on.


September 2nd

‘German Clocks’: Bring & discuss

Items of interest; projects in progress etc


October 7th

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

We are delighted to welcome back Peter Gosnell whose talk focusses on manufacture in the mid to late nineteenth century and early twentieth, including Fattorini & Sons’ products and their connection with BUCC.


November 4th

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

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

AGM (20 minutes only) followed by Christmas Fayre with a Bring & Buy, Members’ Evening