Wales and Marches Horological Society is 40 years old this year

The inaugural meeting of The Wales and Marches Horological Society was held at The Welsh Folk Museum, St Fagans, in January 1982. The Society began as a section of The Antiquarian Horological Society with which it still maintains strong links by having a formal association. Members meet in an informal atmosphere to exchange ideas on horology, and they are invited to contribute to meetings in formal or informal talks.

Membership is diverse and includes people from a wide range of professions, including professional horologists and serious collectors. Interests range from modern to early clocks and watches, turret clocks and barometers.

The Society holds three meetings each year (spring, summer and autumn) with an occasional summer outing, designed for the whole family to enjoy. An account of the meetings appears on the “Past Meetings” page of our website. The optional summer field trip is usually held at the end of July or beginning of August. Meetings are an all-day event, generally with at least two to three guest speakers, and sometimes with luncheon included. Three venues are traditionally used each year; the St Fagans National Museum of History in the spring, Summer meeting is at the Cardiff Model Engineering Society and the Old Town Hall at Grosmont in the autumn, and new this year a Christmas luncheon. Having an all-day programme three times a year is popular with members and good attendance is achieved.

New members are warmly welcome and there is no need to join our Society until you have got to know us.

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           The VAUGHAN family

Pontypool. 18th century. Perhaps Quakers or with strong Quaker connections, but family relationships are uncertain. Prolific makers of brass-dial longcase clocks, signed 'Charles Vaughan', 'C. Vaughan', 'C.V.' or simply 'Vaughan' of 'Pontpool'

For more details see Dr Linnard's books

Charles Vaughan of Pontypool, A Mystery Clockmaker and His Clocks. and

Wales Clocks and Clockmakers.

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