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Clerks since 1631

The Clerks of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers.

1631 Thomas Copley, appointed by the Charter for life.
1636 Thomas Shelton
1651/2 Thomas Morgan
1659 Thomas Holland
1662 Thomas Goodwin
(Not recorded) Francis Speidell
1719 Benjamin Graves
1731 James Drury
1740 John Stafford
1740 John Lockyer
1760 Jasper Taylor
1770 Thomas Hughes
1785 Francis Atkins
1809 George Atkins
1842 Samuel Elliott Atkins
1879 Henry Charles Overall
1918 William John Somerset Pennefather
1946 William John Somerset Pennefather & Roland Cranstoun Pennefather
1955 Roland Cranstoun Pennefather
1980 Brian George Frow
1991 Peter Hurst Gibson
2005 Joseph William Henry Buxton
2013 Lt Col Oliver Patrick Bartrum MBE

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Clock Exhibition – “Innovation and Collaboration”

This is a rare opportunity. Bonhams are hosting a highly significant clock exhibition Innovation & Collaboration 3rd to 14th Sep 2018 at Bonhams, New Bond Street, London, under the direction and significant support of Liverymen Dr John Taylor and Keith Roberts, showcasing hundreds of early English clocks, largely dating from the years immediately following the introduction of the pendulum. Admission is free. Further details here.

Anna Rolls appointed Curator

On behalf of the Clockmakers’ Charity, the Master is delighted to announce the appointment of Anna Rolls as Curator of the Clockmakers’ Collection; a new role that has been established following Past Master Sir George White’s decision not to seek re-election as Keeper of the Collection in September, after more than thirty years’ Service. Click the link for all information..

The Clockmakers of London

New 88 page edition of “The Clockmakers of London” now published by Sir George White, with substantially revised text and a large number of stunning new illustrations. Read more about it  …. & you can buy it for £15 on this link.

The Hain Sanders Research / Personal Development Award

The Hain Sanders Research / Personal Development Award assists professional clockmakers and watchmakers in the learning of new skills or enhancing their personal development, and supports scientists researching the measurement of time or a closely related project. Click here for the application form.

Data Protection (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25th May 2018. All WCC members please sign in to the web-site with your ID and password and click on this briefing link. You will receive Consent Forms from the Clerk shortly and these need to be completed without delay.

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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