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A Celebration of Dr George Daniels CBE FBHI

George provided very generously in his will with the formation of the George Daniels Educational Trust, chaired by Clockmaker Liveryman David Newman, helping the BHI and the Clockmakers’ Company to promote and encourage horological training, and supporting Post Graduate education at City University. There is now substantially more money available, than we have ever had before, to help clockmakers-to-be to learn their trade. The George Daniels Educational Trust Advisory Committee is a joint BHI / WCC initiative set up to discuss and make recommendations to the Trustees on all matters concerning horological education, and to recommend and implement the decisions. It is chaired by Clockmaker Past Master David Poole.

Roger Smith with George Daniels
George Daniels with the silver mounted Joseph Knibb table clock 1677
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(left) the Tourbillon wrist watch and (right) a white gold Millenium watch
George at the bench
George Daniels in the 4½ litre Blower single seater Bentley
George Daniels in the Birkin team (Bentley) Le Mans team car
George Daniels on the banking at Brooklands in the single seater 4½ litre Bentley
George Daniels with the 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C
George Daniels in the 1908 Itala Grand Prix car
The 1908 Itala Grand Prix car outside the church
Friends gathered at St George's Hanover Square to remember George Daniels

Grateful thanks to Sotheby’s for the watch images and Memorial Service photographs

What a beautiful service worthy of a great man! click to see the Service Sheet & photos.  There were three addresses – given by Andrew Crisford, Roger Smith and Roger Collings, Past-President of the Vintage Sports-Car Club. You can read these here by clicking on each of their names.

A new book on the life and work of Dr George Daniels written by Michael Clerizo, was launched at The Basle Fair.

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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.

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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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