Our autumn meeting was held at the picturesque village of Grosmont on 13th October. The meeting started promptly at 10:30 despite the best efforts of storm Callum, and was well attended with around 26 in the audience (only 2 unable to attend due to the storm). We did, however, have a number of power outages in our first speaker’s talk.
The first speaker of the day was Dennis Radage speaking about “Early English Spring Powered Striking and Chiming Domestic Clocks”.
Our second speaker Laila Radage, co-author and co-publisher of “Charles Gretton · Clock and Watchmaking Through the Golden Age”, took us through the ten-year journey from research to the finished book in her talk ‘Making of Through the Golden Age’.
A talk on ‘Horological Experiments - Part One’ by Malcolm Pipes.
Malcolm challengingly engaged our members with his handling of, at times, very complex concepts. We are all looking forward to part two in 2019.
John Parker proposed an eloquent vote of thanks.
A detailed report can be found in the December 2018 AHS journal