Guild host lunch at Windsor Castle

Guild host lunch at Windsor Castle

Representatives from all of the UK’s horological organisations joined training providers, auctioneers and businesses for the Guild lunch, at Windsor Castle on Thursday 12 April.

Guests were welcomed by Guild Chairman Chris Papworth, who said the day was an opportunity to meet other colleagues from all areas of horology. He gave a brief history of the Guild, which was formed by a group of artisans 110 years ago to protect themselves from a perceived threat to their livelihood.

He also outlined the membership procedure saying: ‘The Guild is a wholly professional organisation and expects high standards from its members. Almost all of the important clocks and watches in this country are looked after by well-known Guild members, which is, I think, is food for thought.’

Guests enjoyed lunch, after which Keith Scobie-Youngs of Cumbria Clock Company, who sponsored the event, proposed a toast to the Queen who was in residence at the Castle.

Guest speaker was Steven Davidson FBHI, a Guild member, who is the resident clockmaker and gave an interesting presentation on The Clocks of Windsor Castle.

Following this there was the chance to socialise. Attending the event were representatives from the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, the Antiquarian Horological Society, the British Horological Institute, the George Daniels Educational Trust, the British School of Watchmaking, Manchester, Birmingham City University, West Dean College, Charles Frodsham and Co, de Fossard, Bonhams, Sothebys, Cousins, Michlmayr, The Science Museum and QP magazine.

Guild representatives included Chris Papworth, Chairman; Paul Roberson, Vice Chairman; Bob Moir, Hon Secretary;  and directors, Manny Bramsden, Christian Dannemann, Robert Ball, Shuajb Berisha, and Jayne Hall, Editor of TimePiece.

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