In common with many City Livery companies, The Clockmakers’ Company has formed various charitable and services affiliations

UCL’s Astronomical Observatory in Mill Hill

ULOThe Clockmakers’ Company is affiliated to University College London’s Observatory at Mill Hill in North London.

HMS Protector

The Clockmakers’ and Wax Chandlers’ Companies are affiliated to the Royal Navy’s Ice Patrol Ship HMS Protector. Protector is a hydrographic research vessel, equipped with a variety of equipment for inshore and offshore oceanographic survey supplemented with Royal Navy Hydrographical and Meteorological specialist Officers and Ratings. She is charged with the “patrol and survey of the Antarctic and South Atlantic, maintaining a Sovereign Presence with Defence Diplomacy, and support of the global community of Antarctica”, however outside of the Antarctic summer, she returns to Northern Hemisphere waters, undertaking maintenance and refit work in Northern Europe and where possible visiting her Base Port (HMNB Portsmouth) and affiliated town, Cambridge, berthing in Ipswich.

(Picture: © Ross Watton & Naval Broadsides)

HMS Archer

The Clockmakers’ Company is affiliated to HMS Archer. She is a P2000 Patrol Craft, and the vessel primarily used to train students from the Aberdeen Universities’ Royal Naval Unit. When HMS Archer is visiting London, we have endeavoured to link up and involve the TS Terra Nova SCC Sea Cadets where possible.

URNUs exist to ‘educate a wide spectrum of high calibre undergraduates who show potential as society’s leaders and opinion formers in order to better inform them of the need for and role of the Royal Navy, and to develop an awareness of the career opportunities in the service’

HMS Archer is the first of the Archer P2000 class 20m Fast Patrol Boats built by Watercraft in 1985. She became the East Scotland Universities’ Royal Navy Unit (URNU) training vessel in July 2012. Edinburgh URNU is the newest of the 14 URNUs that were first formed in 1967. During term time, Archer can generally be found on the east Coast of Scotland with students embarked on sea training weekends, allowing them to practise the navigation they have been taught in the classroom.  Additionally at sea they receive further instruction in engineering, damage control, first aid and boat handling using the ship’s ‘Gemini’ inflatable boat.

HMS Archer returned to the water in December 2015 after a refit which saw her receive a substantial power-boost in the form of two new Caterpillar engines.

You can view a video of HMS Archer here.

TS Terra Nova SCC

TS Terra Nova SCC is a Sea Cadet unit based in Croydon, South East London … further information »


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Installation of the new Master – Photos

Roy Harris was installed as the new Master on 24th January 2017. Click this link to see a selection of photographs taken at the event

Gala Concert at St Paul’s Cathedral – Tue 14th March

The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor, Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley, Honorary Liveryman of the Clockmakers' Company, is giving a special organ recital concert at 7 pm on Tuesday 14th March 2017 in St Paul's Cathedral with the cathedral choir. It is in aid of the Lord Mayor's Appeal. This promises to be a superb performance which all Clockmaker music lovers should not miss! The flyer for the event with all information and booking details is on this link.

Brigantes Breakfast in Liverpool 26 July 2017

Please follow this link for The Brigantes Breakfast for Liverymen of the City of London at St Georges Hall, Liverpool, on 26th July 2017 - 1200 for 1230, and here's the Booking Form.

The Livery Briefing – Dec 2016

The Chairman of The Livery Committee published his latest Livery Briefing in December which members of the Company may find both useful and informative. Click the link.

The Hain Sanders Research / Personal Development Award

The Clockmakers’ Company recently launched The Hain Sanders Research / Personal Development Award, the purpose of which is to assist professional clockmakers and watchmakers in the learning of new skills or enhancing their personal development, and to support scientists researching the measurement of time or a closely related project. Click here for the application form.

National Benevolent Society of Watch & Clock Makers

Antiquarian Horological Society (AHS) Lectures

A formal affiliation was signed in 2014 between the WCC and the AHS. WCC Liverymen and Freemen are encouraged to attend the excellent AHS Lectures, which are free to WCC members and include teas before and wine afterwards, so are very social and interesting events. List of forthcoming lectures in London is on the AHS site.

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