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The Master’s Medal

The Master’s Medal is in the personal gift of The Master.   It is awarded for any exceptional and worthy reason that the Master may deem fit. It is expected that it is usually awarded to a member of the Clockmakers’ Company. It does not have to be awarded every year. This award is a comparatively new one.

2004 … Awarded to Liveryman John Wilding.   His lifetime achievements in the promotion and teaching of clockmaking and restoration were celebrated at the WCC Annual Banquet in November 2004 when the Lord Mayor, Sir Robert Finch presented him with the Master’s Medal.

2005 … Awarded to Past Master Christopher Clarke, Chairman of Hester Clarke, the family-owned independent jewellers in Aylesbury, in recognition of the significant contribution that he had made as Chairman of the re-formed Clockmakers’ Museum and Educational Trust.  
(Note: Following the Charity Commission intervention in 1992, the M&E trust was reconstituted with fresh rules concerning trustees, their election & eligibility … CC became Chairman then until 2005).

2006 … Awarded to Liveryman Tina Millar.  Tina was Director of Watches at Sotheby’s. The Master presented the Master’s Medal to her for outstanding service to the Company over many years as a Trustee and as Editor of “The Clockmaker” newsletter which she does so well.

2008 … Awarded to Past Master Philip Willoughby Deputy for outstanding support to the Company over many years as Treasurer.

2009 … Awarded to Liveryman Dr John Taylor, Hon FBHI, for his outstanding loyalty and support to the Company, and to celebrate his exceptional personal achievements over many years.

2010 … Awarded to Freeman Peter Bonnert FBHI for exemplary services to horology.

Peter Bonnert receiving Master's Medal

The Lord Mayor presents the Master's Medal to Freeman Peter Bonnert FBHI at the Livery Dinner at Mansion House in December 2010 (from L to R the Lord Mayor, Peter Bonnert, the Master, Howard Newman)

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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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