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. Meetings are also available on Zoom for members not able to attend in person.
Why not join us at one of our next meetings.
A talk about the manufacturing history of the Synchronome Clock Company and their clock system installed at St John's in 1931.
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.
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.
25th February; Chris McKay "The Port Regis Clock"
A talk on the history of Motcombe Park and the Port Regis Clock.
29th April; Simon and Phillipa Hammond "Gilding"
A practical demonstration and talk on the art of gilding.
20th May; Graham Morse "A Seconds Beat Watch Movement"
A most interesting subject looking inside an independent two train centre seconds example with a rather rare escapement.
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
16th September; Simon Gilchrist "The Synchronome Electric Clock System at St John the Baptist, Weston-super-Mare"
A talk about the manufacturing history of the Synchronome Clock Company and their clock system installed at St John's in 1931..
December; Christmas Lunch - Saturday 2nd December 2023.
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