The club provides a place for those with an interest in this fascinating hobby to meet on a regular basis and share experiences,
to see professionals at work and learn from other like minded turners of varying skills .
We meet at The Dunkirk Village Hall on the 1st Sat of the Month then Tuesday evening ten days later.
See About us Page for times & details, go to the Programme of Events page to see up and coming events
Have a look around the website , most of all please enjoy your visit.
Come along to a meeting - You'll be pleasantly surprised at how much you enjoy yourself
To the Garden of England Woodturning club
the club was founded in 1999
Do you enjoy working with wood
then our club may be for you
July will see the return to the club a demo by Richard Findley , Richard gave the last demo to members at our previous venue so we look forward to seeing Richard s performance at our new venue which I think he will be surprised by our facilities also for our new members to see another great demonstration so come along for a great day
Kent Game and Country Fair
Terry, Bob, Denis and myself arrived late Friday morning to a rather wet, muddy and slippery site. You could say our own version of Glastonbury festival site. This however did not deter us and lathes and display areas were set up in our large Marquee. The next day met us with a dry start and despite the mud many many visitors. Then the heavens opened and amidst thunder, lightening, hailstones and torrential rain we battled on. The advantage of the rain was that having a large marquee many people sought refuge in it. A golden opportunity to show wood turning and have people look at our work.
At the end of the day a decision was made that Denis would leave his car behind as the chance of driving it off the site was nil. My 4 x 4 with a little slippy moment made it through with Terry, Bob and Denis on board.
The arrival back on site on Sunday had a down side as the ruling had been made that no vehicles were being allowed on the site. This meant parking some way away from our location. I then became Mr. Grumpy as it would have been easy for me to drive to our marquee but it was not to be.
Throughout the day we had hundreds of visitors and they were entertained by turning demonstrations from Terry, Bob and Denis. The weather was kind to us and the ground firmed up and dried out. At the end of the day we were eventually allowed to bring the vehicles on site and we could pack everything away. Denis managed to drive off site and we headed home.
It was a fantastic event for the club with a number of people asking about joining.
I have e mailed the Living Heritage group thanking them for the opportunity to be part of their event and asked that we be given the same opportunity in 2017.
Well that's all for now keep up the good work and keep Makin Shavins.
Club News ….
Updated 27 th June 2016
Sat 6th August
Demo by B.J.Norman
Theme to Be announced
Sat 2nd July Proffesional
Demo by Richard Findley Come along for a great and fun day
Tuesday 12 th July
Hands on Night Demo by Denis Hayer on Platters
Come along for a great night
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