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The Dorset Clock Society exists to further the study on clocks and watches, either by Dorset makers, or by like-minded people residing in Dorset or neighbouring counties.
DCS Programme 2020
Visitors are Welcome
For last-minute information contact the Chairman...
Unless otherwise stated, all DCS meetings are at St George’s Church Hall, High Street, Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1RB. Doors open at 7.00pm for 7.30pm start
Saturday February 22nd
The Annual General Meeting of the Dorset Clock Society
After the AGM there will be…
The DCS Day Out May 2019. A visit to a Clock Collection and Frodsham.
A 10-minute video of what we saw, just to make those who did not come feel jealous.
The Ten Clock Towers of Dorset
Chris will give a potted history of each of the ten (probably) clock towers in Dorset
MEETING CANCELLED St GEORGES CHURCH HAS CLOSED THE HALL
Saturday March 21st
David Buxton Dial restoration
Ron Mccrae The Ato clock
Peter Watkinson Jobs I regretting taking on
Val Carr Making a very thin watch
Wednesday April 29th at Hinton Martell Village Hall, BH21 7HE
7.00pm for 7.30pm
*** Note the change of venue and the day of the week. This is a mid-week meeting to allow the speaker to be home at the weekend. ***
Pocket Watch Cases and their Manufacture
Seth Kennedy MBHI
Seth came to antiquarian horology after a time working as a degree qualified Mechanical Engineer within the manufacturing sector. He has always been mechanically minded and follows three generations of Kennedy craftsmen and artists - his grandfather was a watchmaker in the early post war years. In his earlier years of horological work Seth underwent informal training from a highly accomplished watchmaker and has since developed his own specialised tools and techniques, a method of learning endorsed in a treasured letter of encouragement from the late George Daniels. Seth is an accredited member of the British Horological Institute. When not working on old watches he can usually be found tinkering with a classic car.
Saturday September 26th
Clock, Bells and Organs
Andrew runs the company Nicholson Engineering Ltd. based in Bridport. Their work is anything to do with bells, but mainly on church bells hung for ringing. They inevitably meet organs and clocks in the course of their projects.
Saturday October 24th
Time in Isolation: Edo Period Japanese Horology in Cultural Context
Dale completed an MA in the conservation of clocks at West Dean College in 2019. Still based in West Sussex, he now works as an independent clockmaker and conservator, providing services to both commercial clients and heritage institutions. Dale acquired an interest in Japanese Edo Period horology in 2017, during his first year of study. What started as a 1500-word research assignment soon developed into a personal obsession that sees him continually on the hunt for more reading material, and even learning Japanese in order to facilitate further study. This talk summarises the subject and his research to-date, and is the latest iteration of the presentation he gave for the 2019 St. Roche lecture.
Saturday December 5th
Members are encouraged to bring guests to meetings. We hope that this will encourage new members to join the Society. A guest’s first visit to non-paying meetings is free, but after that a donation is expected for subsequent visits to cover meeting costs.
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