In March 2020 we had to close our thriving club due to the pandemic. At that time, we could never have imagined that it would not be until March 2022 that we would once more be able to re-establish the Club. After such a prolonged enforced closure we had wondered whether we would be able to attract sufficient members to re-establish the Club on a firm footing, but our concerns soon proved to be unfounded. In addition to many former members re-joining, we have attracted new members too. The club is thriving once more and membership now stands at 55, at all ability levels from novice to experienced woodturners, with regular attendances of 45 – 50 at our meetings.
We meet at Skidby village hall, Main Street, Skidby, East Yorks, HU16 5TG, on the third Tuesday evening each month. The doors open at 6.30pm and meetings start at 7pm prompt. We have a short refreshment break at 8pm, and meetings conclude at 9.30pm. We have a professional demonstrator at each meeting and have an excellent programme lined up for 2023, with some demonstrators who are new to our club, and others who are firm favourites. The programme and personal profiles of the demonstrators can be viewed at the ‘Demonstrators’ tab.
Whether beginners, experts, or simply curious to know more about the hobby, all are most welcome to attend for two or three meetings. No need to book – just turn up and pay on entrance. The entrance fee for non-members is £5.00 per meeting, after which we encourage visitors to join the Club, for which the annual subscription is £40, plus £3.00 per meeting attended. Partners of members are welcome to attend as associate members, for which the annual subscription is £5.00.
There is no off-street parking, so we ask that visitors and members park safely on Main Street, with due consideration for residents by not obstructing drives and farm entrances.
Whether beginners, experts, or anyone who is simply curious to know more about the hobby – are most welcome. No need to book – just turn up!
Meetings consist of professional guest demonstrators of national and international renown.