[Bell Historians] Potts clocks

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Mon Apr 3 19:32:47 BST 2006

Thanks Chris for drawing this to our attention. Some may not know that Ron Dove was Manager of Potts, and he told me a great deal of fascinating stuff about the firm a lot of which I am looking forward to seeing again when I get the book.

I think it's a good idea if list members when they come across new bell or bell/clock publications note them on the list. I for one would sooner be told twice than not at all.

Incidentally, it's my birthday three weeks hence...:)

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Chris Pickford 
  To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Monday, April 03, 2006 6:49 PM
  Subject: [Bell Historians] Potts clocks

  Those of us with a dual interest in clocks and bells are delighted by the appearance of a new book by Michael S. Potts - "Potts of Leeds - Five Generations of Clockmakers". It's a splendid production - 432 pages, lavishly illustrated with photographs of buildings and their clocks, and meticulously researched. It is published by John Robey of Mayfield Books at £45 (plus £4 for UK postage and packing). 

  There is a website for Mayfield, but the URL - www.mayfieldbooks.freeserve.co.uk - doesn't seem to work. There are quite a few titles that may be of interest, including clock and watchmakers of ... several counties including Herefordshire (John Eisel and T. Branston), Kent, Derbyshire and Central England (Worcs, Warwicks and Staffs). Also a very good book on the clockmaker John Whitehurst of Derby. All from Mayfield Books, Matherfield House, Church Lane, Mayfield, Ashbourne, DE6 2JR. Tel 01335 344472. 

  I'm not on commission! But John's publications are excellent, and well worth supporting - this one on Potts especially

  Chris Pickford


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