World Heritage Day

2020-06-16T14:57:11+00:00

The International Day for Monuments and Sites(World Heritage Day) is held on 18 April each year around the world with different types of activities, including visits to monuments and heritage sites, conferences, round tables and newspaper articles.  The International Day for Monuments and Sites was proposed by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) on 18 April 1982 and approved by the General Assembly of UNESCO in 1983. The aim is to promote awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage of humanity, their vulnerability and the efforts required for their protection and conservation. For over a year now I have [...]

World Heritage Day2020-06-16T14:57:11+00:00

John Davis of Windsor

2020-06-16T14:57:25+00:00

This John Davis Clock sits in the main hallway of Clifton House. We hadn't been sure how it had ended up in Clifton House. John Davis of Windsor was a multi-generational clock maker from Windsor and they were hugely successful clock-makers and locksmiths. The supplied locks and clocks to Eton College and Baylis House in Slough. They were very well regarded in their field of expertise.   The family tree is as follows: John Davis, grandfather (1650-1713) John Davis, father (1690 – 1762) John Davis, son (1722 -1801). This lineage of the same names makes it difficult to date our clock, [...]

John Davis of Windsor2020-06-16T14:57:25+00:00
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