All the way to America

All the way to America

And here we are, minus photographer Joe, at the Ships, Clocks and Stars exhibition in Mystic, along with two of the key organisers, Jeff and Elysa. Nice to see John Harrison celebrated all the way across the Atlantic. Mystic Seaport is a big heritage site with...
Longitude Exhibition

Longitude Exhibition

John Harrison makes the big time!  A cleverly curated exhibition at the National Maritime Museum has Harrison and his clocks centre stage – where they should be.  Once again, the coming together of science and aesthetics takes your breath away when you see them,...
John and James Harrison

John and James Harrison

This beautiful clock, believe it or not, was made by the speaker at our Better Barrow talk last week. Andrew King is the world authority on John and James Harrison, the clock-making brothers who came from Barrow-upon-Humber. Not only that, he is a clock-maker himself...
Perfect Mixture of Science and Aesthetics

Perfect Mixture of Science and Aesthetics

It’s always a joy to see the wonderful clocks made by John Harrison of Barrow on Humber. Doubly so this time as I was lucky enough to have a guided tour of the Observatoiry at Greenwich with the Senior Horologist, Jonathan Betts and visit the room where the...

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