Peter Jones recommended we get in touch with the Tymperleys Clock Museum after explaining the ideas that we are developing with the time bank group around time keepers. Though I have not been to the museum yet (it only opens from March to October) it sounds like a magical place.
I got in touch with the Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service to find out more about the collection and possible overlaps with the Colchester Inn and met with Amy Cotterill who is the outreach officer and Catherine Newley who is Assistant Curator of Community History. Catherine kindly agreed to contribute to our Collectors Talk on the 16th of February 2011 at firstsite in Short Wyre Street. She will be talking about Bernard Mason and his ambition to collect every Clock made in Colchester.