The Northern Section meetings offer a variety of formal lectures and club nights at their meeting hall together with staging exhibitions at local museums, demonstrations of horological conservation and visits to horological places of interest.

The Club Nights and Lectures usually alternate each month with a guest lecturer being invited to give a presentation to the meeting, often with visual aids and exhibits. For the club night a theme is chosen, and members are encouraged to bring items for display, and possibly to say a few words about them.

The meetings are friendly, relaxed and give the opportunity to meet new friends with similar interests, exchange views, ideas, and get help with solving your horological problems. As well as this you relax with refreshments whist your discussions take place.

Our meetings are held on the second Friday of each month at 7:30 for 8:00 pm and carry on until everyone leaves, usually between 10:30 and 11:00 pm. The venue is in the church hall behind the old Trinity Chapel off Northenden Road, Sale Moor, where there is ample parking around the hall. This is located on the south side of Manchester within half a mile of Sale Railway station and close to the M60 junctions 6 and 7.

Visitors and new members are always most welcome.

Northern Section

To be held at Trinity Methodist Church, Trinity Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 3ED at 7.30pm, unless otherwise stated

Friday 14 February 2020

CLUB NIGHT: Watch & Clock Advertising Papers


Friday 13 March 2020

LECTURE: ‘Maltese Clocks’ by Steve Tennick


Full Programme for 2020 (PDF download, updated 10 January)


Recent Meetings

Meeting reports for previous years: 2019  2018  2017   

AGM and short video presentations   (January 2020)
The first meeting of the year began with the Northern Section’s AGM. This was followed by a showing of three horological videos -
1.       The Coventry Watch Museum Project.
2.       How a Watch Works
3.       What Makes a Fine Watch Fine
The first told the story of watchmaking in Coventry from the earliest times. The second and third videos were produced by the Hamilton Watch Company in the 1940s.