June 2018 Newsletter 100

MARCH MEETING Jonathan Dowe – Pole Lathe Turner. What a fascinating chap Jonathan turned out to be. He arrived in plenty of time to erect his self built pole lathe, this being propelled, would you believe, by himself and a dog lead,…

March 2018 Newsletter 99

CHRISTMAS MEETING Another year drew to a close with our December meeting and a very entertaining event it was too. There were about twenty people present for whom Roger and the team had put together several fun activities to put us in the…

December 2017 Newsletter No 98

SEPTEMBER MEETING   In September we were entertained by Jill Daniels who has been to us on several occasions before and this time her talk was entitled “Through the Keyhole – Lives of the Famous”. Now many of us remember a TV show…

September 2017 newsletter No 97

We were mentioned three times in the Waterside Herald prior to our June meeting so surely we could expect a queue at the door on Saturday 24th for our all-day meeting.........er, no. I think we had just a handful of people come in to see our…

June 2017 newsletter No 96

Rather a special one in March in that we had a talk and demonstration on a carving theme which doesn’t happen very often  and so it was good to see about twenty five members and  guests in the hall. The speaker was Tony Foy who is a regular…

March 2017 newsletter. No 95

We had one of our best - attended gatherings for a long time in December when approaching thirty people turned up for our festive last meeting of the year. After Roger’s introduction the floor was handed over to Allan Mechen for him to compere…

Dec 2016 Newsletter, No 94

SEPTEMBER MEETING If you’re like me you sometimes find yourself in a quandary when it comes to recycling – should it go in the black sack or the clear sack? Am I supposed to remove the labels? Do I wash it up first? These were the sort…

September Newsletter No.93

JUNE MEETING In common with the rest of June, the weather was a bit overcast and dull on the 18th when we had our all-day meeting. It certainly didn’t bring out the crowds as I think we had a grand total of three visitors to cast their…

June Newsletter No.92

MARCH MEETING Your editor was unfortunately absent at the April meeting last year when Dave Dibden first came along to give a talk on coppicing so I was looking forward to catching up and was not disappointed. This time Dave concentrated…

March Newsletter No.91

CHRISTMAS  MEETING The entries Before the judging of the competition, Roger handed over to Alan Frampton who entertained us with a game of “Pointless”. He had to explain the rules to those of us who don’t watch the TV show and it…