Honorary President

Charles Giles
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


John IngamellsJohn
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:
Station House
Tel. 01522 810522


Alan Cramer20161206_195134
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
Cranwell Village
NG34 8EL
Tel. 01400 261096
Mob. 07885 708258


Ann Giles20161206_200638
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

Membership Secretary

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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

Demonstrators Secretary

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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

Committee Member

Alec Day
AlecAlec 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

Committee Member

Norman Sanders
Norman is an active members of he club.  He will often be found on a lathe at our Workshop evenings passing his many years of knowledge and experiance on to club members.
Having been club champion in 2018, Norman was keen to join the committee to help progress our expanding club.

Norman can be contacted on:
Tel. 01205280994


Committee Member

Geoff Ventress20161206_195818
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:

Committee Member

Kevin Walkerthumbnail_A1806C99084C40C7A7FAB2B57A3D1259
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:


Committee Member

Colin Wilson
ColinColin 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