Monday, 15 February 2010

Urban Bodging

You wouldn't imagine that there was a Bodger's Camp only a stones throw from this busy High Street in Stoke Newington, N.E. London...

But here it is in the grounds of Abney Park Cemetery.

It was a meeting of the London Group of the Bodgers Association on Saturday organised by Gerry Smyth (in the middle in above photo).  It was nice to be a part of this gathering at a time of year when not much is happening.  A lot of interesting and interested people turned out and one fairly major topic of conversation was Monty Don's Mastercrafts (watch it on BBC iPlayer) shown on Friday evening.
Abney is one of three Cemetery Parks in London, the others being Tower Hamlets and Nunhead.  They all have some kind of bodgery activity.

The cemetery is a bit of a jungle but fascinating glimpses lurk round every corner.

1 comment:

woodturningblog said...

I obviously missed out on a lot when I lived in North London! Between you in Queen's wood and bodgers in Stoke Newington I missed some interesting activities. I should have kept my eyes open more often.Glad you had a good day in London.