The Milton Keynes Clock and Watch Club

Whilst the Corona Virus Pandemic situation seems to be improving with the vaccination programme progressing well, and following our successful online AGM, the club’s Committee are now looking at the possibility of “online” Club meetings. If you would like updates by email, and are not already on the list, please email Secretary@MKCWC.org.uk

The latest information regarding our Covid Status can be found here


8th February 2021 – Our President wrote:

I’m pleased to inform all members that for our next “virtual meeting” ,via Zoom,  Keith Scobie-Youngs FBHI has agreed to give us a presentation entitled; “Conservation of Turret Clocks”. This will commence at 7.30pm on Thursday 25th February 2021.
Codes for the Zoom access will be sent out closer to the time. If you need help with joining a Zoom meeting, we have a helpful guide in this pdf
Our presenter, Keith, is the owner of The Cumbria Clock Company; http://www.clockmaker.co.uk and the Junior Warden of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers.
As background the CCC are responsible for the maintenance of the country’s oldest clock in Salisbury Cathedral, 
they have undertaken the repairs and automatic winding of the most important astronomical clock at Hampton Court Palace, as well as major restorations at Leeds Town Hall, the large clock at Manchester Town Hall, Manchester, Durham, Hereford and Worcester cathedrals.
In 2007 the Company manufactured and installed a temporary drive unit to the Westminster clock better known as Big Ben. For twelve weeks this unit kept the world’s most famous clock showing the correct time, until the restoration of the mechanical clock had been completed.

Horology (noun)

– the study and measurement of time
– the art of making clocks and watches

The purpose of the Milton Keynes Clock and Watch Club is to encourage interest in antique and collectable clocks and watches, enable members to meet, discuss knowledge and advance horological skills with like-minded individuals. We meet regularly for talks and demonstrations on the art & science of horology and associated crafts.

Our membership is made up of amateurs, beginners and professionals who are all equally welcome.

Our interests encompass the collecting, repair and restoration of clocks and watches both antique and modern.

Other expertise within the membership encompasses the restoration of barometers, sundials and antique scientific instruments.

An extensive loan library complemented with members own books aids the further development of horological skills and research.

The Club holds monthly meetings on the fourth Thursday of each month except August. Meetings are held at Sherington Village Hall (see map below and the Programme page for more details)