2024 June Meeting

6th June 2024

‘The Clock and Watchmakers of Stow on the Wold’.

Barnaby Smith

Barnaby gives a lot of his time to being our treasurer and is also chairman/treasurer of the South-East Section of The Antiquarian Horological Society. He is also a member of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers.

He worked for 38 years for the in-house bank of PSA Peugeot Citroen.

During the last year, Barnaby has written and privately published an informative work on “Clock and Watch Makers of Stow on the Wold”. Some of my introduction comes from his Preface. In 1986 shortly after moving into their new home, he purchased a lantern clock signed “Archer, Stow”. Inquisitively he wanted to know more of the Archer family and started to keep records of their clocks and also to collect some of them. This he thought would only be a dozen or so but he now has records of over 240 Archer family clocks, as well as those of other Stow makers.

This evening Barnaby will share with us his fascination for Stow on the Wold clocks. He will cover the three generations of the Archer family of clockmakers and will outline the different styles of clocks made by them, as well as the other clockmakers in the town.

Doors open 19:00 Starting 19:30 hours.