August monthly meeting and competition

The August meeting and competition took place on Monday 21 August at Billsborough village hall. The attending members were entertained and inspired by Mr Chris Fisher also known as “The Blind Wood Turner”. Chris gave an absolutely inspiring and astonishing presentation of accuracy and skill using his self taught turning skills and enhanced senses of touch and hearing to turn an incredible goblet. Well done and thanks Chris, an inspirational display which we will remember for a long time.

The monthly competition winners are:



  1. Alex Lambie
  2. Steve Fishwick
  3. Ian Clarke


  1. Peter Hamer & Dave Threlfall – Joint Winners


  1. John Owen
  2. John Pickup
  3. Tom Hartley


  1. Gary Thompson

AGM – Monday 16 October, calling notice

The AGM for RRWTC takes place on Monday 16 October 2017 at Billsborough village hall. Members wishing to propose any business at the AGM are requested to submit such proposals in writing (with details of proposer and seconder) by Monday 18 September 2017 to the Secretary or any member of the club committee.

Red Rose in August 2017

August saw RRWTC demonstrating and selling at the RHS Southport Flower Show. Although a very wet and soggy start, where wellies were the most appropriate footware INSIDE the marquee, the weather did eventually improve and the four day event was well received by the general public and a few new members may have been tempted to join our club. If you are visiting these pages after meeting/talking to us at the show, welcome and we hope to see you at Billsborough soon. In the meantime, here are a few photo’s of the show and one very special photo with a question. Please see below…..

Now, I do have one special question. Does anyone know why Val was found behind bars on the Saturday morning, did anyone arrange to get her out, or for that matter is she out yet? Do we have to pay a ransom and if so can you please email me donations to the “free our Val” campaign. Any approapriate, clean comments can be sent to site admin and will be treated in confidence…….


RRWTC @ Sizergh Castle

RRWTC attended a demonstration to showcase woodturning skills and sell some of the produce at Sizergh Castle from Sunday 23 until Thursday 27 July. The club have been invited to Sizergh Castle to demonstrate and sell for a number of years now and are becoming a recognised event in the calander of the Castle. We would like to thank Sizergh Castle and all members of staff who gave us a great reception and the support provided to make this event the success it was. We look forward to our return in September and promise to again donate a large collection of wood chippings for garden mulch! Here are a few photo’s of the event and stalls:

July 2017 Meeting and Competitions

The July 2017 RRWTC monthly meeting and competition took place on Monday 17 July at Billsborough Village hall.

The evening commenced with a presentation to Keith Barton for achieving 3 wins in the Novice class competitions, well done Keith. He was presented with the Novices Platter by chairman Denis Headon.



  1. Dave English
  2. Steve Fishwick
  3. Alex Lambie


  1. Peter Hamer & Robert Cookson – Joint 1st place
  2. Dave Threlfall & Keith Barton  – Joint 3rd place


  1. John Pickup


  1. Garry Thomson
  2. David Marshall
  3. Brian Charleston

The guest was Steve Heeley who gave a demonstration of spindle turning an ‘Ornate Candlestick’ and then decorating with Texture tool and Airbrush. Thanks Steve, well done.

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Myerscough College Open Day & Country Fair – 11 June 2017

RRWTC attended this years Myerscough College Open day on Sunday 11 June 2017 with an extensive display and demonstrations including items for sale.

Due to an extremely wet Saturday the parking area was some way from the display marquee which presented a bit of a set up challenge! However, Myerscough provided a fleet of golf buggys to ferry equipment and stock to the display area. Despite not being 4×4’s no buggy was lost and the set up process was completed by 09:30 in a very popular location for both stall holders and visitors.

With occasional showers helping to drive visitors into the marquee quite a successful day was had by all.