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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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Space Traveller
(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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Opera Scenes at Gray’s Inn 27th March 2017

Opera Scenes is a lively and informal performance of classical and contemporary operatic excerpts in the magnificent setting of Gray's Inn. The performance and supper costs £50.00 per person. Booking details for this event are on this link.

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.

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

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.

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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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