The latest update includes a page from Darren Breeze’s demonstration in November 2018. Photos show the key steps taken for each item made by Darren.

Over the last year Diane Button had organized a raffle in aid of the club which raised £226 with 1st prize being a turkey donated by Alan Thurlow, 2nd  prizes was a spectacular cake donated by Yvonne Taplin and Terry Cresswell donated a tin of biscuits. Click on the cake:

In December a quiz was organised by Bill Chew which raised £60 for the Air Ambulance. Paul Howard donated 2 of his famous owls as prizes.

Updated 10.2.2019

The library has now had 28 more books added. Topics covered are carving, furniture restoration, green woodturning, pyrography, router projects, toy making and scroll saws.

It is with deep sadness we report that Barry, our very popular ‘Tea Boy’ passed away on Tuesday 5 March after a short illness. He had been on the committee since our club started in 2009 and he will be greatly missed by us all. Our deepest sympathy goes to his wife, Joyce and the rest of his family.

Barry Hosking
Funeral took place on 12 April

The list of committee members has been updated following our last AGM.

The ‘For Sale & Wanted’ section has been moved. Click here to see what is available.

A few photos from our latest ‘Hands-on’ evening here.

As previously mentioned some images from Richard Findley’s past demonstrations have been included. This may be of interest as Richard will be demonstrating this coming Saturday, 15th June 2019.

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At the committee meeting on 3rd March 2020 the potential effects of the coronavirus were discussed and subsequently on the 10th March, following medical advice, it was agreed that all Saturday demonstrations should be cancelled until the situation improves.

It is regrettable that we have had to take this drastic action but in the interest of the large proportion of members, who are in the dangerous age category where the virus could have fatal consequences, it was felt that this action was necessary.

Please keep an eye on this website where any new development will be published.


Our oldest member, Len Guy passed away at the age of 97. There is a short tribute to him here.

There are some photos from the demos by Andy Coates here and more photos from John Reason and Paul Howard.

There is also a minor update to the programme which covers the first six months of 2020.

This update includes pictures showing some of members’ recent work as follows:

George Locker

William Box

Peter Marven

Clive Dunmow

John Reason

This update includes further pictures showing some of members’ work as follows:

Brian Henton

Ernie Vinton

Steve Fleming

In addition to the turnings mentioned below  we have had 2 more contributions from members Peter Collins and Geoff Fawell.

As mentioned previously there is a detailed report with pictures from Paul Howard’s demo in February when he made one of his famous owls. Following this description you should be able to make one of your own.

There are also contributions from Allan Jones, John Bardram and Clive Deeming. Paul Howard has suggested two projects: a candle holder and an inset box, projects you could make while we wait for the situation to improve.

April 14, 2020

In this update you will find contributions from members as follows:

Tom Barker

Steve Fleming

John Austin

Clive Deeming and

George Locker.

If you scroll down and look at previous updates you will see further contributions from our members. They are clearly making the most of their hobby and often achieve standards as high as professional turners.

Stay Safe

June 18, 2020

As our members know Mark Baker who has been our Patron since 2012 is seriously ill with cancer. Following his recent announcement in the Woodturning magazine about how serious his condition is, it might be appropriate to remind ourselves how important Mark’s contribution has been to our club by reflecting on the times he has demonstrated for us.

So have a look here and here, and think how lucky we have been in our club. Meanwhile, we send our very best wishes to Mark.

Our chairman, Paul Howard who is a good friend of Mark, has written a tribute that you can read here.

The club has had a few Zoom conferences. Hover over
this image to see:

Updated 6 August 2020