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The 'West Country Clock and Watch Fairs' are held and managed by Committee members of the Bristol Branch of the British Horological Institute (B.H.I.)

Our varied and exciting programme of talks to be held by the Branch during 2018 is shown below.

-Not all talks will be listed until ratification is completed.


We meet monthly on a Monday at the 'Globe Inn' near Bath where we have our own dedicated and comfortable room with video cameras, multi-media projectors etc. and an excellent selection of food and drink is available.

The Globe web site is: http://www.vintageinn.co.uk/theglobenewtonsaintloe/


A map showing the Globe can be found at: Globe Map

You are warmly invited to attend any of our Branch meetings where you will find a friendly group of keen amateur and professional horlogists from all walks of life. You may wish to consider joining the B.H.I., their web site is: http://www.bhi.co.uk/ but you do not need to be a member to come to our Branch meetings.

We suggest a £3 donation for each meeting to help with expenses - it was £5, so is now an absolute bargain, and if you claim to be under 25 years old meetings are absolutely free!



These website pages will be updated as the site is improved even further by our team of computer experts.

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These programmes, superbly produced by Owen Gilchrist Hon.MBHI our Programme Secretary, are subject to alteration at short notice.

For more information phone:

Owen 07804 816724 evenings or by text

or David 01278 691264

or Malcolm 01761 462218


We meet at 19:30. Members arrive for food and a chat from about 18:15






Bristol Branch - Programme 2018



29th Jan Owen Gilchrist : ‘Similarities between Swiss, French and Russian wristwatches’.


19th Feb Branch Visit 5:30 to 7pm : ‘Gardiner Houlgate for 5:30pm’


26th Mar Ross Alcock : 'Making Verge Pallets by Hand'


30th Apr Grahame Brooks : George Daniels 'The master watchmaker'


25th June David Penney : 'To be confirmed'


30th July Owen Gilchrist : 'Conservation of Watches'


24th Sep Malcolm Pipes : ‘Further Horological Experiments’


29th Oct Rory McEvoy : ' Larcum Kendall' ..... to be confirmed


26th Nov A.G.M. followed by ‘ Members Bring and Discuss’


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