Thursday, 6 May 2010

Bodgers Ball

Off to Stratfield Saye in north east Hampshire for the Bodgers Ball this weekend.  The stately home and estate there were given to Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, by a grateful nation in 1817.  We were due to have our Ball there but they wanted to charge an outrageous fee so we're having it on the village green instead!

Unfortunately it's not open to members of the public unless coming as a Guest which does seem strange since the 'Monty Don' effect has just raised the profile of green woodworking.  However if you turn up at the village green (postcode RG7 2EB) I don't see you being turned away, specially if you join up to the Association of Pole Lathe Turners & Green Woodworkers (which you can now do by PayPal).

I'll be running the Spinning Top Workshop & Competitions, there's loads to do and see, tools for sale etc and it culminates on Sunday afternoon with the log-to-leg races.

Me, Gary Reece & Stuart King at Kingston Lacey in 2006.

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