Once again the regular one-day BSS meeting will be held at Sutton Hall, Stockcross, Newbury RG20 8LN on Saturday 23rd. September from 10:00 until 4:00. There will be exhibits of dials and related material, talks and a bookstall.

Thanks as ever to David Pawley for organising the event. There is no need to book, just turn up on the day. Guests are welcome, as are long-standing members and first-time visitors. Do come along to this highly popular event, and have a most enjoyable and relaxing day out.

Exhibits, talks, bookstall

Beautiful country village setting. Plenty of free parking. Modernised village hall with ample space, tables and chairs for all your interesting displays (indoors and outside) of sundials, models, photos etc. Please include a card with your name on any displays.
Please bring something along:

  • Dials:  finished, or in progress
  • Pictures
  • Paraphernalia

Speakers welcome – 10-minute talks / demos.  Please e-mail David Pawley with suggestions for talks, ideally before mid-September 2017 if possible.


Village Hall open from 9.00 am to 4.00. Free tea and coffee to greet you on arrival. Sign in: donation of £10.00 each (correct moneys helpful).
PLEASE WEAR your name badge.


Informal gathering and display of exhibits
Short 10-minute talks from 10 am. Please contact David Pawley if you would like to give a talk.


Bring a picnic lunch and chat with friends indoors or in the lovely grounds. Hot and soft drinks provided.


Further short 10-minute talks/chats.
Tour around all exhibits.

Special Feature – Heliochronometers

Bring along your heliochronometers (sundials which tell clock time with adjustments for the Equation of Time and longitude).

Contact Details

Please contact David Pawley with offers of help, talks, and displays. Also please advise whether you require an overhead projector, slide projector, or multimedia projector. Please e-mail David using the following e-mail address: clocksmith604@gmail.com.

Mobile for 22nd-23rd September 2017 only:  07880 802912.  Please text to the mobile, rather than using voice, if possible.

We look forward to enjoying your company at Sutton Hall, including first visit members to whom we also extend a very warm welcome.
Do come along to this highly popular event, and have a most enjoyable and relaxing day out.


See photos of the Village Hall and details of available B&B at the Sutton Hall website: www.suttonhallstockcross.org/

Public Transport

If coming by train or coach – please e-mail David the week before to let him know the time of arrival at Newbury Station, and we will try to arrange your collection from the Station. Include your mobile phone number. Taxis are available outside the Rail Station if preferred, fares generally £8 / £10. I’m sure attending members would be happy to give lifts back to Newbury Station.


From the North – Junction 13, M4, take A34 Newbury Bypass south. (Do not go left on A339) Take first exit signposted A4 Hungerford. (Beware slow down 30mph – VERY sharp bend exit)

From the South – take the A34 Newbury Bypass – leave at A4 slip road.  (Beware slow down 30mph – VERY sharp bend exit).

At roundabout take 2nd exit A4, at next Roundabout take 2nd exit B4000.
In Stockcross village, take 2nd left into Church Road, and the Village Hall will be on the right. There will be yellow BSS direction signs.

This information is also available as a printable PDF.

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