The Dorset Clock Society

 

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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.

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                            

DORSET CLOCK SOCIETY PROGRAMME

2018

Chairman: Chris McKay

Tel: 01258 840501

Email: chrismckay5000@gmail.com

Treasurer Julian Parr

Tel 01225 706000

Email julian@westwiltsclocks.co.uk

Saturday February 24th at St George’s Church Hall, High Street, Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1RB
7.00pm for 7.30pm

The Annual General Meeting of the Dorset Clock Society

AGENDA
Apologies for absence
Minutes of the 2017 AGM
Chairman’s Report
Treasurer’s Report
Adoption of Accounts

Election of Officers
Nominations for the post of Chairman or committee member should be sent to Julian Parr by 19th February 2018 along with a proposer, seconder and a declaration of the nominated person that they are willing to serve.

Election of Chairman
Chris McKay offers himself for re-election

Election of Committee
Val Carr, Rick Churchill, Alan Davis, Julian Parr and Andrew James offer themselves for re-election.

Any other Business
(Members to inform the Secretary of items they wish to raise by 19th February 2018)

Meeting Closes

Reminder!! Subs due at this meeting.  Julian asks if you can pay by cheque rather than cash since it is easier to keep track of payments.  An option to pay by direct transfer is also available

After the AGM there will be a talk…

Eight Bells.  The Story of Ship’s Bell Striking
Chris Frearson
Chris will explain all the ins and outs of the system.

 

DCS Programme 2018

Saturday March 24th at St George’s Church Hall, High Street, Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1RB
7.00pm for 7.30pm
Harrison’s H4
Roger Stevenson
Roger will present a video on how Frodshams completed the copy of John Harrison’s H4 large watch that was made by Derek Pratt but lay unfinished after his death.  Questions and a discussion will follow.  Roger is a highly skilled watchmaker who works for Frodshams; he has many years’ experience.

 

Saturday April 28th at St George’s Church Hall, High Street, Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1RB
7.00pm for 7.30pm
Repairing 18th Century Watches
Graham Morse
Most watch restorers will shudder if they are asked to take on a Victorian English lever.  But early pocket watches are likely to give them apoplexy.  Not so for Graham who will tell us all about how he tackles these tricky repair tasks.  Graham is now the Chairman of the Wessex Branch of the British Horological Institute.

 

Wednesday May 16th.
DCS Day Out
Visit Salisbury Cathedral in the morning, see the clock, climb the tower.  Hopefully we can visit the church of St Thomas and St Edmund and see the turret clock and clock jacks.  There are plenty of places to eat in Salisbury as well as the cathedral refectory.  In the afternoon visit a private collection of clocks and antique guns within an easy journey from Salisbury.

 

Friday August 10th at the Langton Arms, Tarrant Monkton.
Social Evening
The pub has been booked.  Note that this event is on a FRIDAY.  There was a wedding booking on the Saturday, so we decided to go for the previous day.  The programme is being planned, so wait and see.

 

Saturday October 27th at St George’s Church Hall, High Street, Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1RB
7.00pm for 7.30pm
Electric Clocks
Simon Gilchrist
Simon is a DCS member and works as a clocks restorer in the Stroud area.  Having moved from watch repair to clocks, he is expanding his interest in electric clocks.

 

Saturday November 24th at St George’s Church Hall, High Street, Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1RB
7.00pm for 7.30pm
Horlogical Experiments
Malcolm Pipes
Malcolm Pipes takes us through a fascinating array of practical tests – surprises and confounds us with the results – looking at the (often unexpected) effects of temperature, pressure, weight, lubrication, inertia… on our beloved and “reliable” timekeepers. Ensuing debates are usually very lively…

 

Saturday December 8th  
Christmas Lunch
Venue to be confirmed, but most likely to be at the Countryman at East Knighton again.

 

 

Guests

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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