Programme 2009

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PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW VENUE - THE GARDEN ROOM, THE METHODIST CHURCH
NORTH COMMON, REDBOURN at 8pm.

7th January   
  

BRING & DISCUSS.
A general interest evening when members are asked to bring any interesting clocks or watches to show and discuss.
4th February   
          


FROM CHRONOMETERS TO REGULATORS
Derek Bryan
Derek was apprenticed to Frank Mercer and spent 41 years with Mercers becoming Production Director.  In retirement, he makes regulators which are of traditional design but, using modern engineering techniques and materials, achieve remarkable levels of accuracy.

4th March

TIME OF CHANGE - CLUB EVENING.

A film made by Smiths Industries in 1967 which describes the Anglo Celtic Watch Company factory (known locally as 'The Tick Tock') in Ystradgvnlais.  The film runs for 25 minutes.  The second part of the evening will be a general discussion of horological matters of interest.
 

Saturday morning visit.
21st March

VISIT TO THE WORKSHOP OF 'MOTIONWORK'  IN CLERKENWELL

We have been invited by Matthew Hopkinson to visit his workshop in Clerkenwell which specialises in the restoration of rare and complicated antique clocks.   At the moment he is working on two Fromanteels & a Knib. Numbers are very limited and a ballot will be held if more than six members want to come.

1st April
THE REMINICENCES OF A CLOCK CASE MAKER.
Peter Brown
Peter Brown has been making and restoring clock cases for many years:  his talk will provide the distillation of his experience, disclosed for the benefit of the Club.

6th May

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The meeting will be followed by a presentation by John Day about two very special, Early English, quarter repeating, pocket watches.


 

3rd June

SOME ASPECTS OF WATCHES AND THE FUTURE OF THE BHI

Peter Waller

Peter will be discussing some aspects of watches, including the current action which the BHI is taking to persuade the Swiss watch manufacturers to make spares available to the trade in this country.  He will also be explaining the future plans of the BHI.

1st July

A TABLE REGULATOR

David Poole

David, the immediate past Master of the Clockmakers Company, will be talking to the Club about a wonderful table regulator with a remontoire movement, which he has made.
Sunday
5th July

GARDEN PARTY

5th August

HOROLOGICAL ETYMOLOGY

Francis Brodie 

Francis has spoken to the club a number of times and he is always entertaining and knowledgeable.



2nd
  September

HAMILTON CHRONOMETERS

John Hatt

John, an expert musician and watch maker will be discussing the development of Hamilton chronometers, following the attack on Pearl Harbour.


7th October CLUB EVENING.

Subject to be finalised



4th November

PAINTED DIALS

Hugh Cockwill

Hugh has made a study of the design and identification of painted long case clock dials. He will be a knowledgable and  interesting speaker and the evening should be most enjoyable.



2nd December

ANNUAL CLUB AUCTION