To be held at Trinity Methodist Church, Trinity Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 3ED at 7.30pm, unless otherwise stated
Friday 14 October 2022
CLUB NIGHT: Current Projects
Friday 11 November 2022
LECTURE: 'The Work of an Ecclesiastical Contractor' By Phil Irvine
Friday 9 December 2022
Christmas Social: With Theme of Horological Ephemera
Full Programme for 2022 (PDF download, updated 12 July)
Industrial Timekeeping (July 2022)
Many, many items illustrating this subject were assembled for discussion. They included: watchman’s clocks, event timers, time recorders, pocket watches, a mystery item and a domestic clock modelled as a steam hammer. A selection of items is included below.
Watches and clocks associated with Liverpool. (June 2022)
Liverpool’s important place in watch and clockmaking spanned the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As the city’s horological history is held in such affection by our members, there was a wide variety of items on display for discussion. Representatives of each type will be included here, ie longcases, table clocks, chronometers and watches.
Horology connected with transport (May 2022)
World Horology excluding UK., USA., France, Germany and Switzerland (April 2022)
Clocks and watches made in the following countries were brought to the meeting for discussion: Austria, China, Czech Republic, Japan and Russia. A selection of those displayed is illustrated below.
Bring and Discuss Letter ‘W’ (March 2022)
An abundance of items was displayed for discussion including a large number of watches for both pocket and wrist. They ranged from a 1730s silver pocket watch by William Wynn of London to items made recently. Waltham watches of both types were well represented along with a Waterbury long-wind pocket watch and an Incaflex wristwatch by Paul Wyler. We even learned of an intriguing link between watches and washing! This was a clever marketing campaign by Sunlight and Lifebuoy Soap whereby customers who collected sufficient soap wrappers could exchange them for a watch, a bicycle or other ‘prizes’.
Skeleton clocks and watches (February 2022)
The topic attracted a large number of items for discussion; all but two were clocks. They represent four centuries, ie the eighteenth, nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. See some of the items below.
Video presentation (January 2022)
The meeting was cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.