President & Treasurer 

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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 only missed one meeting since that first day.
Following the sad passing of Ann’s husband and our President Charles, the club asked Ann to take on the role.  She is delighted to be the club President and thankfully agreed to remain treasurer.

Ann 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

Club Secretary

Ray BlakeRay
Ray started turning in autumn 2017, to enable him to replace spells and spindles on chairs he was renovating and joined the club in November 2017. He became the club photographer in early 2018 following Harry Cleworths’ retirement. He has also managed the club Facebook page, during this time and has seen a vast increase in the interest shown in it, even from as far away as the USA!

Ray can be contacted on:

34 Washdyke Lane,
Lincoln, LN2 2PY.

Home Tel: 01522 752044
Mobile: 07587055779

Show Secretary

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Alan began turning in 1995 and was club secretary between 2014 & 2019.  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.  Alan is now our show secretary, co-ordinating 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

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 second-hand 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

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Jeremy was treated to a course with Mick Hanbury in 2017 for a birthday present. Although never having turned before, he enjoyed turning so much he wanted to continue with the hobby. After attending the Club Open day later that year and trying turning again with Pete Davies; Jeremy joined the club in 2018. Jeremy can regularly be seen helping Colin and Peter setting up the camera and TV system on club nights. 

Jeremy can be contacted at:


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 experience 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

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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