Cannock Chase Turners
is a group of really enthusiastic and some very experienced
who meet on
Wednesday of Every Month and at most meetings, we enjoy the
and suggestions made by a visiting demonstrator.
Our meetings are held at the Methodist
Church Hall Poplar Street,
Norton Canes, Cannock, Staffs.,
WS11 9SG from 7pm until 10pm
Buckley-Golder, who had connections with Norton Canes High School,
Brian Rutter and myself to discuss starting a Woodturning Club in 1994. So
using Adverts and making contact with friends and acquaintances a
arranged and to our surprise about 20 people turned up. At the
meeting it was agreed that meetings would be held every fortnight and
Annual Subscriptions would be £10. The
High School Woodwork Room and Engineering Workshop was made available,
of charge, but one of the teachers, Dave Cottier, always had to be
went by and Caretakers changed. It was unfortunate that we could only
7.00pm and had to be out by 9.00pm. This was not really long enough to
professional demonstrators. In
2004 we decided to move our venue to Trinity Church Hall, Norton Canes.
Subscriptions were increased and meetings became monthly. We were lucky
obtaining a Lottery Grant, which enabled us to expand and to invite top
demonstrators. Membership increased and we now have a first class club.
2006 we staged an exhibition at Chasewater
Innovations Centre where various samples of members work were put on
for a whole week. We also had a number of members demonstrating
other crafts. Every weekday we had visits from schoolchildren mornings
afternoons and we had lots of lovely cards and letters from them
saying how they had enjoyed the experience.
This was written by Ged Evans in July 2007, who was then our Secretary &
also a Founder
Member We now miss him as he sadly passed away in
Our Regular Programmes are now on
Diary Page, Hit link at bottom of page
OUR NEW SECRETARY IS GLORIA FERRIDAY
For any further information contactour
Secretary on: Telephone: 01543 274221
members are always most welcome.
We have been recently told that we are a very friendly club.
Beginners will gets lots of useful
which they would be well advised to get
before making any major
Check out our
Diary to see what is planned for forthcoming Meetings. Check out our
Reports to find out what has happened at some of our earlier Meetings