Wympole Greenwood Workers

The Wimpole Estate Greenwood Workers are a small group of enthusiasts who practice a variety of rural crafts including carving, furniture 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 Weald and Downland Museum on the 12th and 13th May (see the “Rural Events” page and the APTGW website)

This is just a flavour of some of the things we got up to last year

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 2018 meetings

Sun 14th Jan Wassailing in Trumpington Community Orchard

Sun Jan 28th meet Wimpole Estate

Sun 4th Feb joint meet with Suffolk group at Bradfield Woods, nr Bury ST Ed.

Sun Feb 25th meet Wimpole Estate

Sun Mar 18th meet Wimpole Estate

Sat/Sun Apr 7th/8th  Suffolk County Show at Framligham School

Sun Apr 22nd meet Wimpole Estate

Sat Apr 28th   Harston Orchard Day, Harston Community Orchard

Sat/Sun May 12/13 Bodgers Ball Weald&Downland museum

Sun May 27th meet Wimpole Estate

Sat/Sun Jun 23rd-24th meet Scything festival, Wimpole Estate

Sun Jul 29th meet Wimpole Estate

Sat 4th August Tree to Timber at Orchard Barn, Stowmarket

Sun Aug 26th Bank holiday meet Wimpole Estate

Sat/Sun Sep 29th/30th Wimpole produce fair, Wimpole Estate

Sat Oct 13th Burwash Apple day, Burnish Manor, Barton CB23 7EY

Sat/Sun Nov 10/11 Christmas craft market weekend

Sun Dec 16th meet Wimpole Estate

Please email Jim McVittie dalefield@ntlworld.com or Simon Damant simon.damant@gmail.com for more information or TEA!




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