Cannock Chase Turners
is a group of really enthusiastic and some very experienced woodturners
who meet on the Second Wednesday of Every Month and at most meetings, we enjoy the ideas 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

How to find us, please click here for map

The Birth of Cannock Chase Turners

John Buckley-Golder, who had connections with Norton Canes High School, contacted Brian Rutter and myself to discuss starting a Woodturning Club in 1994.
So using Adverts and making contact with friends and acquaintances a public meeting was arranged and to our surprise about 20 people turned up. At the inaugural meeting it was agreed that meetings would be held every fortnight and that Annual Subscriptions would be £10.
The High School Woodwork Room and Engineering Workshop was made available, all free of charge, but one of the teachers, Dave Cottier, always had to be present.
Time went by and Caretakers changed. It was unfortunate that we could only open at 7.00pm and had to be out by 9.00pm. This was not really long enough to have 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 in obtaining a Lottery Grant, which enabled us to expand and to invite top demonstrators. Membership increased and we now have a first class club.
In 2006 we staged an exhibition at Chasewater Innovations Centre where various samples of members work were put on display for a whole week. We also had a number of members demonstrating woodturning and other crafts. Every weekday we had visits from schoolchildren mornings and afternoons and we had lots of lovely cards and letters from them afterwards 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 2011

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for our

Our Regular Programmes are now on Diary Page, Hit link at bottom of page


For any further information contact our Secretary on:
Telephone: 01543 274221

New members are always most welcome.
We have been recently told that we are a very friendly club.
Beginners will gets lots of useful advice,
which they would be well advised to get
before making any major purchases.

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

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