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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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George Daniels Lecture 29 Nov 2017

The George Daniels Lecture 2017, "The story of the marine chronometer and the National Maritime Museum’s collection", given by Jonathan Betts, will be held at City University, London on Wednesday 29 Nov 2017 at 1830. Admission is free.

NAWCC “Horology in Art” Symposium 26-28 Oct 2017

Bob Frishman has extended a special and personal invitation to WCC members to come to the NAWCC “Horology in Art” Symposium which he has organised at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston USA on 26-28 October 2017. The Clerk can provide contact details. Click the link for all information.

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.

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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