Memories of our club trip to Cuckooland in Tabley, Knutsford Cheshire by Gillian Smith

Gill says :-

Last week when we all turned the clocks back one hour, we may have moaned about the few clocks and gadgets we had to alter.  Next day an article in The Times reminded me of when 17 of our members visited Cuckooland and the brothers Roman and Maz Piekarski gave us a guided tour round their collection of over 700 clocks. Twice a year (Spring and Autumn  ) they are still changing their clocks, taking nearly two days to complete the task.

Roman and Maz are horologists and clock restorers.  Over their careers of 35 years, they have sought and renovated the rarest and most notable examples of cuckoo clocks and over items.

We visited in 2015 and their worry then was who would take their collection over when they finished. They wanted it to be kept as a complete collection, they feared German collectors would break it up and cherry pick the best. Well 5 years on they and their collection are still together and taking two days to alter the hour twice a year. They are also woodcarvers and repair broken clocks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To see more photos, see our club report of the visit :https://landcwoodcarvers.co.uk/trip-to-cuckooland-museum/

The Cuckooland Website Gallery:    http://cuckoolandmuseum.com/gallery.html    Telephone the owners to arrange a visit. View by appointment only.

Here is a  video showing the workings of a Beha echo cuckoo clock photographed by an American visitor.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxkSld0YQDI

Report by Gillian Smith

 

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