This was the first time the canal trust had held a summer fayre from this particular venue, and what a lovely place it is too, The Blackcountry Woodturning club were very happy to accept the invite to put on a stall and demonstrate the art of woodturning throughout the day for the attending public.
The day started off by arriving at the venue for 8.30am, we were greeted by Sarah the organiser who showed us our pitch in the main hall for the day.
We had a great turnout of members early morning, with lots of good natured banter and laughter as we all got stuck in to unload the van , and set up our stall and lathe presentation area.
When complete the stall looked great with all our members work proudly displayed on show to the attending public, a great credit to the club which brought some very favourable comments from neighbouring craft presenters dotted around the hall.
The public attendance started a little slow but picked up as the day went by, many interesting conversations were struck up with visitors who were genuinely interested in how we made such a variety of items.
Thanks go to Mell Adams, Bob Mercer, Andrew DORE , Roger Cheshire and Paul Brown who all took turns on the lathe during the day to entertain the public, with Bob very kindly giving away his demonstration bowl to a visitor who watched him make the whole thing from start to finish.
I’m sure the club made a few friends along the way, the event came to a close about 4.30pm, with us all having had a very enjoyable day.