Wympole Greenwood Workers 2019

The Wimpole Estate Greenwood Workers are a group of 20-30 enthusiasts (male and female) who practice a variety of rural crafts including carving, furniture and utensil making and willow weaving using traditional hand tools and raw materials from the Wimpole estate. We belong to the “Association of Polelathe Turners & Greenwood Workers” whose annual get together, known as the the  Bodgers Ball, will be held at Wimpole Hall on the 11th and 12th of  May (see the “Rural Events” page, the APTGW website and the ball website)

A flavour of some of the things we get up to can be found on the Wympole blog at the top of this page and on in the photos below

Greenwood group pics2

The  Wympole Greenwood Workers use Wimpole Estate as their base and can be seen working on the estate or at charity and fundraising events on the dates listed below. All the meetings on the Wimpole Estate are in red, all dates in blue are at other local venues.  Dates are provisional so anyone wishing to come along should contact Jim McVittie (dalefield@ntlworld.com) or Simon Damant (simon.damant@gmail.com) in advance. Even if we are at Wimpole its best to contact Jim or Simon anyway as the estate is big so you may not find us…..and we may be hiding anyway if we have downed tools




Dates for 2019 meetings

Sun Jan 26th meet Wimpole Estate SG8 0BP

Sun Feb 24th meet Wimpole Estate SG8 0BP

Sun Mar 24th meet Wimpole Estate SG8 0BP

Sat Apr13th & Sun14th Framlingham County Show, Framlingham 

Sun Apr 28th meet Wimpole Estate SG8 0BP

Sat May 5th & Sun 6th Fen Workshop, Wicken Fen’s Big Vision Weekend

Sat/Sun 11th & 12th May Bodgers Ball Wimpole Estate

The website for the ball can be found here

Sat 18th May & Sun 19th Weird&Wonderful Wood with our friends at Orchard barn, Haughley Park,IP14 3JY. The website for this event can be found here

Sun May 26th meet Wimpole Estate SG8 0BP

Sat/Sun Jun 22nd & 23rd meet Scything festival, Wimpole Estate, in front of Hall

Sat/Sun Jul 6th&7th Wild Life Trust, Cambourne 

Sun Jul 21st meet Wimpole Estate SG8 0BP

Sun Aug 25th Bank holiday meet Wimpole Estate SG8 0BP

Sat/Sun 14th and 15th Sep “Wonder of Wood” Festival Burwash Manor, Barton, CB23 7EY

Sun 22nd Sept meet Wimpole Estate SG8 0BP

Sat  12th Oct Burwash Apple day, Burwash Manor, Barton CB23 7EY

Sat/Sun Nov 9th & 10th Christmas craft market weekend, provisional

Sun Dec 15th meet Wimpole Estate SG8 0BP

Please email Jim McVittie dalefield@ntlworld.com, David Owen djo30@cam.ac.uk or Simon Damant simon.damant@gmail.com for more information or TEA!




1 Response to Wympole Greenwood Workers 2019

  1. Christine Taylor of Langford Gardening Club says:

    Do you do talks to gardening clubs ?


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