2017 is the 30th anniversary of the creation of the AWGB. We have awarded grants of £300 each to 37 clubs so they can organise a turning related day to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the AWGB. All these events are open to the public but some will require tickets to be purchased in advance. Details of these events can be found on the birthday bash page.
I was delighted to be invited to Turn East as the Representative of the South East Region. Run by the Norfolk Branch, what a good day this turned out to be.
It was very well organised with four excellent demonstrators some worthwhile Trade Stands and a very acceptable buffet lunch. This event was given a useful AWGB grant to help with the significant cost of running. I will look forward to the next one in two years time.
On May 28th 29th the AWGB had a stand at this prestigious show. It was huge and we had to walk the length of the show (about 1 mile) to get to our stand. We had a good selection of Seminar Pieces plus a small lathe and met a rather different crowd from the woodworking shows including the general public and many of the show’s Vice Presidents.
On the first day our Chairman performed on the lathe and the second day Paul Howard and myself kept the lathe busy.
We were also assisted by Colin Smith who is assisting me in my duties as Regional Representative for the South East. The weather was not very kind and the day before the show we had over an inch of rain and several roads in Ipswich were flooded but we survived and may well have recruited a few new members for local branches.