JANUARY Club Meeting -
13th January 2022 in St John’s Hall, starting at 7:00pm
A demonstration by our very own Pete Hatherell and Alan Reed
Peter has perfected a way of cutting glass bottles, using hot water and a lathe, and the resulting 'dishes' are placed in a wooden dish/ bowls so that jams and liquid condiments can be placed in them without direct food contact with the wood
The Kennet and Avon Woodturning Club held their Annual Gallery Night at St Johns Church Hall, Upper Studley, Trowbridge on the night of Thursday 9th December 2021. The members displayed turned pieces that they had produced throughout the year. The committee decided this year to hold a competition to make wig stands, once the judging was completed and prizes awarded the stands would be donated to "The Little Princesses Trust" which was formed in 2006 by Wendy and Simon Tarplee following the tragic loss of their five-year-old daughter Hannah to Wilm’s Tumour in 2005. Whilst Hannah was extremely ill, her hair loss was an over-riding concern and so her parents desperately searched to try and source a wig for her. The Trust now provides real hair wigs for little girls and young ladies who have lost their own hair as the direct result of cancer treatment. The trust which was formed at Hereford has grown to a point where it is not only providing many wigs each year but has also contributed over £15 million pounds to 80 research projects related to childhood cancers. In 2019 the trust became the holder of the Queens Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of its invaluable work and contribution to cancer research. Over 40 wig stands were displayed and judged on the night. Mr Martyn Perry who is an Ambassador for The Little Princesses Trust attended along with the Mayor of Trowbridge Denise Bates and Councillor Jo Trigg of the County Council; all three guests willingly helped with the judging of the wig stands.
As you would expect from our club title the membership of some 46 people are drawn from all over Wiltshire, East Somerset and Bath. The club Chairman – Mr John Boyne-Aitken thanked our three guests for their help and support throughout the evening, he added that he was amazed by the number of stands that had been turned and offered up for judging, it was clear that such a worthy cause had positively impacted on the membership.
Our First Prize Winner, Dennis Albutt
Our Second Prize Winner, John Lawrence