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The Formby shows are now an established annual Autumn event and have been deliberately timed to coincide with the CADA initiative. They will be held on October 3 to 5 and then on October 10 to 12 at The Clock Gallery, Orchard Cottage, East Street, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire.

The exhibition focuses on items bought by Jeff and Ros Formby over the summer months and includes many different types of English clock, as well as a few scientific instruments and even a few small pieces of Georgian furniture.

Longcases are well represented, as are bracket clocks but while this dealership is known primarily for English clocks this time there will be a selection of interesting French carriage clocks which includes, most unusually, an example with a chronometer escapement.

Among the notable English carriage clocks is a finely engraved English timepiece by Parkinson & Frodsham. Prices range from £2000 to £20,000.