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Essex Clock Fair

The NEXT Essex Clock and Watch Fair will be at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Road, Marks Tey, Colchester, CO6 1EJ.

12 October 2014 at 9.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.

Old and New stallholders are welcome. Click here for details

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Formed in 1954, the Ipswich and District Branch (no. 19) of the British Horological Institute has an active membership covering the whole of East Anglia. The Branch holds INDOOR MEETINGS on the fourth Tuesday of each month from February to June and from September to November in the well-appointed premises ofSt. Mary's Village Hall, Bramford, Ipswich, IP8 4AT. There are usually VISITS AND TOURS in July and August and an ANNUAL DINNER in January.

The indoor meetings include lectures, demonstrations, auctions or bring and buysales and open evenings where members can show their latest projects, discuss their problems and share ideas. Books from our extensive BRANCH LIBRARY are available for members to borrow free of charge. A full catalogue of books can be downloaded.

Professional and experienced members are always on hand to give advice and support to those with less expertise. Members receive a branch NEWSLETTER in advance of each meeting.

The Branch supports cultural events in the area and has taken on the management of the twice yearly ESSEX CLOCK FAIR. Members are regularly involved at BHI Headquarters and contribute articles and branch reports to the Horological Journal.

We encourage those attending branch meetings to become members of the British Horological Institute, but visitors are always welcome.

In August 2004, to celebrate our 50th. anniversary, we mounted an exhibition entitled "ClockWatching" at Ipswich Corn Exchange on August 3-7, 2004. We exhibited a number of items at the BHI 150th Anniversary Exhibition in 2008, then at Tymperleys Museum in Colchester.

We are always looking for new members, and we welcome amateurs and professionals alike. Contact the Secretary here.

 

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E-books. For those interested in historical books, but without the budget to be a collector, Ian Coote has gathered together a collection of horologically related books available free from the internet, and scanned William Derham's "The Artificial Clockmaker".  For a modest £6 including a donation to branch funds, you can download facsimile copies of no less than 33 books. Click here for details