Saturday, 3 June 2017

The Bodgers Ball Hollowdene Farm Withington Shropshire 10-14th May

Our 27th Ball - organised by Tony Newby and the West Midlands group.

I arrived on the Wednesday afternoon, later on the way back from a walk to the Bull’s Head I spotted this Birch growing out of a stump!

 The evening sun made this Oak glow.

Saw this in Gavin’s area;  the middle section was adjustable left to right.

Great bit of timing – just about to make another for myself.

Bardster holding his Thursday leatherworking course.

I met this Lady at Cherry Wood a couple of weeks ago – I think this was her first course and first Ball.

Nicholas Raynaud (  I didn’t  get the opportunity to talk to) with the steamer guy.

I saw Nicholas shaping a bowless spoon on a shavehorse on Thursday and then he split the handle into quarters  – Friday he steamed it and twisted the quarters back on themselves.


Lots of great carved kuksas, dishes and bowls.

A great knife handle from Martin Hazel

John Mullaney’s coloured ware – stunning!

My favourite


The bonfire entertainment was outstanding – so many joining in.
Many thanks to all those that took part. Mike Ashton, Lee Southall to mention a few.

Shariff Adams on the fiddle

What a great singer this young man - who is he?

Everyone having a great time

Peter Wood + Nicholas Raynaud again – a bit of practice for the team log to leg – which they came second to Kevin’s  team.

The cake that everyone wants to cut, the final knife stroke of the closing ceremony.
Kevin Downing ready to do the deed. 
So the end of another great ball, so many people to thank – well read the next Gazette for that.


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