The Wood Show at the Weald and Downland Musuem at Singleton Sussex 17/18th June
This was that scorcher of a weekend we cannot forget.
This show is bi-annual, lots and lots of bodgers at this one.
Hubble bubble soil and trouble - The witches of Singleton, Clau and Nancy.
Rustic Ash Chairs
Gryff - the master chair maker we saw at the Ball with the story telling chair.
Rarely have I seen anyone develop their craft quite so quickly.
Jeremy Atkinson (my personal clogmaker) paying homage to his chairman!
Always such good entertainment.
He did not enjoy the local beer, perhaps he should have stuck to the W&D cider.
A young Adam Leake on the shave horse. I think he was actually having a race with Oliver (all good practice for the Ball).
A younger Leake with Oliver’s two cockerel chicks - Sneezy and cheep.
The Blacksmith is Martin Fox – it was so hot I cannot believe he was doing that.
Julian Bell is the Museum Curator – he is pretty handy hewing but on this occasion hurdle making. Thanks for the cider.
Pete Pippingal – he never stops entertaining the crowds. Plays a mean guitar as well
Fionn Turnbull and Nancy Bertenshaw (Mike Gordon in background).
My latest setup – front tarp that saved my bacon this weekend.
Foolishly I used to the think the tarps were only rain shields!
Pete’s fruit maul – Malus, it was grafted onto a rootstock, looked like a foot from underneath.