Welcome to The Dorset Clock Society

Are you interested in clocks, watches and horology?

If so, you should consider joining us at the Dorset Clock Society (DCS). The objective of the Dorset Clock Society is to promote interest in and encourage the study of all aspects of clocks, clockmaking and any aspect of horology. The Dorset Clock Society pursues the objective in a social and amenable manner that fosters friendship.

We have been running for over thirty years and cater for those with an interest in the various aspects of horology. Some members are professional clock and watch repairers, and some are collectors, while others just have a general interest in clocks and enjoy the historical aspects of the subject.

We have about four meetings a year plus a summer social event, a celebratory Christmas dinner and occasionally a visit to a museum or collection. Our meetings usually take place on Saturdays at St. George's Church Hall, High Street, Fordington, Dorchester DT1 1LB.

Why not join us at one of our next meetings.

Dorset Clock Society Charles Gretton

Our Next Meeting

7th September; Malcolm Pipes, "Endeavours in horological precision".

Its all about pendulums!

Joining us in person; As usual we will arrive at St. George's Church Hall, High Street, Fordington, Dorchester DT1 1LB for 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start.

The approximate end time is 9:15pm after which questions will be taken until 9:30pm. As usual we must vacate the hall at 10:00pm.

2024 Calendar of Events

Meetings are usually held at St. George's Church Hall, High Street, Fordington, Dorchester DT1 1LB. Doors open at 7:00 pm for 7:30 pm start.

2nd March; The Annual General Meeting of the Dorset Clock Society. Followed by a talk by Ron Macrea.
A talk about a visible escapement clock that is being made by Ron.

23rd March; Skills and Projects evening.
A look at skills used in the world of clocks and watches.

27th April; Dan Batty, "Clocks, Horology and Related objects - West Dean College and Student Progress.
A talk about about the course on offer at West Dean College.

18th May; Simon Gilchrist, "Henry Ward of Blandford.
A look at Henry Ward's Dorset Regulator. 

July/August; BBQ at the Cider Museum in Owermoigne. Date to be confirmed.
In the heart of Dorset, Mill House Cider Museum shows you exactly how this traditional drink was made. The Cider Museum is also home to A Dorset Collection of Clocks. https://www.millhousecider.com/clock-collection

7th September; Malcom Pipes, "Endeavours in horological precision".
Its all about pendulums!.

12th October; TBA

December; Christmas Lunch - Saturday 7th December 2024. 

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