2019 September Meeting

5th September 2019

The Beresford Hutchinson Memorial Lecture

The Hampton Court Turret Clocks

Keith Scobie-Youngs FBHI ACR

For this year’s Beresford Hutchinson Lecture, we are delighted to welcome Keith Scobie-Youngs joint founder of the Cumbria Clock Company.

The Cumbria Clock Company Ltd. Was established in 1990 and is situated in the small village, of Dacre in the Lake District National Park not far from the picturesque Lake Ullswater. From this base, and using engineer’s living in England, the whole country is covered. They are responsible for the annual maintenance of hundreds of clocks all over the UK. From the smallest church or village clock to the magnificent clocks at Salisbury cathedral, Hampton Court Palace, more recently the Royal Liver Building dials and waiting train movements, Liverpool.

Keith will be giving us an insight into the extensive conservation work carried out to the Hampton Court Palace clock, its history, the astronomical dial and how it ended up being driven by a Gillet and Bland double three legged remontoire movement. His knowledge and expertise on the countries tower clocks are second to none, an evening not to be missed.