Officers of the Company

The Clerk: is the executive officer of the Company and supported by the Assistant Clerk is responsible for all administrative matters deputed to him by the Court, its Committees and Advisory Panels. The Clerk is in attendance at all Committees.

Beadle: The Company does not currently have its own Beadle. Where necessary Beadles from other Companies are employed.

The Keeper of the Library and Collection: is responsible for the Company’s collection of books, clocks and watches which are currently housed in the Guildhall Library.

Honorary Librarian: a post held, by custom, by the Director of Libraries and Archives, at Guildhall, who is directly responsible to his own Chairman of the Library Committee of the Corporation. The City of London Corporation, by joint agreement, is responsible for housing the Clockmakers Library at Guildhall and for its security.

The Keeper of the Silver:- an honorary post appointed by the Court and responsible for the Company’s Silver and Regalia.

The Master’s Chaplain:- The Reverend Hugh Bearn was appointed Master’s Chaplain in 2010.  Hugh is a Freeman of the Clockmakers’ Company; an old Anselmian and former military chaplain; Vicar of St. Anne’s Parish Church, Tottington, and Chaplain to Her Majesty The Queen.

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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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