Wednesday 11th December – At Fairlop Wood turners IG6 3HB
Another good evening with Simon Hope who is actually too busy to continue his demonstrating career, so this may have been the last time to see him at a club event.
John Fells also spent his last night with us as treasurer; he is relocating to Cornwall, over the Christmas break.
He brought in his bean tins for me to photograph. His last set of 5 was auctioned recently for £130 and bought by Simon Hope!
And on another huge down side our Chairman Gabor Lacko who founded the club in 2004 resigned due to ill health.
Thursday 12th December Worshipful Company of Turners lunch at Skinners Hall Dowgate Hill London EC4R 2SPE
I was invited by the Upper Warden Colonel John Bridgeman CBE TD DL to a thank you lunch, for helping out on their float for the Lord Mayor’s Show.
I was joined by Simon Hope, Joey Richardson and the REME crew as well as the worshipful members.
Friday 13th December The William IV Leyton 816 High Road Leyton London E10 6AE
I was forced to drink some unusual guest beer called Clouded Minds Hazel Nutter 4.5%. This pub has been brewing on the premises for a long time but were offered this barrel by some local lads one of whom gets the hazel from his family hazelnut farm in Italy.