The club was formed in 1993 with Charles as one of the founder members. At the first meeting Charles was elected secretary and has served on the committee ever since. In 2016 in recognition of his hard work and dedication to our club, Charles was made Honorary President.
Charles can be contacted on:
Tel. 01529 461127
Having studied limited turning at school some years ago, John is mainly a self taught turner who joined the club in 2006. Having served on the committee he was elected to chairman in 2012 and is very pleased with the progression the club is making. He has the vision of having a club that supports novice and experienced turners, who come together to learn and have fun. John now turns to a very good standard and is available for commissioned pieces.
John can be contacted at:
Tel. 01522 810522
Alan began turning in 1995 and has been club secretary since 2014. Alan is a regular feature on the clubs stand at the Midlands Woodworking Show, Newark, and our own show each October, where he can be seen turning dolls house items. He also enjoys using fused glass in his turning projects. Alan displays his turned items at craft fairs in the local area.
As well as being our secretary, Alan co-ordinates the club show in October and our display stand at the Midlands Power Tool and Woodworking show in March.
Alan can be contacted at:
56 Edmunds Road
Tel. 01400 261096
Mob. 07885 708258
When, in 2004, the club needed an experienced treasurer, Ann stepped up to the mark. Having never turned she has became our greatest asset, keeping our finances under control. Ann has still not turned and has also never missed a meeting or event since that first day.
Ann can be contacted on:
Tel. 01529 461127
Tom joined the club in 2004 and soon settled in, becoming Membership Secretary in 2005, a position he has held ever since. Tom was a Cine Projectionist with the Royal Air Force for 28 years, so he is our ‘go to man’ when it comes to sorting out our cameras, televisions and microphones on club nights.
Tom can be contacted on:
Tel. 01529 303999
Peter joined the club in 2010 after buying a secondhand lathe, now replaced and found it to be an absorbing hobby which can take over, should you let it. Peter describes himself as the ‘maker of ornamental firewood’, but maintains that it is all about having fun with wood’.
Peter deals with booking our demonstrators and filling our club night diary.
Peter can be contacted on:
Tel. 01522 859405
Alec began turning during the summer of 2016 before attending our own show in October of the same year. The turning bug really did bite and Alec joined the committee the following January. A butcher by day, he’s a great guy to have around when in need of a sausage roll!
Alec can be contacted on:
Tel. 01778 422281
Tony has been turning since 2006, when he joined the club. At first he did not find turning easy, but not to be deterred he practised and taught himself to become a proficient turner. Tony has been the club ‘Open Champion’ turner on many occasions and always attends the workshop evenings, where he offers advice and tips to other members.
Tony can be contacted on:
Geoff has been turning for about 55 years and recalls learning to turn bowls on a Black & Decker drill attachment that he still owns. He is now a very experienced turner and in 2016 completed the AWGB Demonstrators Course. Geoff stands at craft fairs selling many of his turned items including pens.
Geoff can be contacted at:
Apart from a little turning for his O level woodwork, Kevin only took up the hobby in 2015. He enjoys being an active member of the club, managing the website and was elected onto the committee in 2016.
Kevin can be contacted at:
Colin began turning in 2014 when he retired and spent his retirement gift on a lathe. During his working life Colin worked on board ships where he was involved with underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) which had multiple cameras and full digital video recording facilities. There is therefore, no surprise that on club nights Colin is always busy with the club cameras and television.
Colin can be contacted on:
Mob. 07811 148120