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Forest of Bere Woodturners Association

Welcome to the FoBWA

If you are interested in joining or coming as a guest please come along to any of our meetings & make yourself known to a club member.

We are a friendly group of enthusiasts who enjoy the art and craft of woodturning. We have over 80 members, both male and female, of all abilities from absolute beginner to advanced and professional.


The club meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 7.15 p.m. at the St. John Ambulance headquarters in Fraser Road, Bedhampton, PO9 3EJ (map).

We also run a Saturday club once a month where tuition, advice & a warm welcome are available for all levels of turner.

Throughout the year we welcome guest woodturners, either professionals or from within the club.  

Other evenings are run as ‘turn-Ins’ when club members show different ideas on many aspects of turning.

The club also runs monthly competitions with four different ability levels.

Introduction from the Club Chairman

Next Diary Entries


Mark Sanger

Professional Turner

Nov 11th

Saturday Club

Nov 15th

Mike Haselden

Club Turner

Dec 9th

Saturday Club

Dec 20th

Club Turner tba

Jan 13th 2018

Saturday Club

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Notice to All Members

Club Subscriptions are due at the October meeting. As a result of a vote at our AGM on the 20th September these are to increase to £28 per annum.


The club held its Annual General Meeting on 20th September when the present Chairman stood down and John Wyatt was elected to the post.

Three other club members were voted on to the committee, Alan Brown, David Moore & Don Smith, making eleven in total.

The Woodturner of the Year Cup was won by Iain Grant; The Don Smith Challenge Cup was won by Greg Long with the Mayor of Havant 2010/2011 Shield going to Nick Rose, congratulations to them all.

Refreshments were then served whilst Iain Grant, our speaker for the night set up his equipment.

Iain started his talk by stating that he had been working on this particular shipwreck “HAZARDOUS PRIZE” for 35 years and explained how he got involved. The talk was very interesting to say the least with a photographic film show showing the position of the wreck and what was found on the seabed in situ.

At the end of the talk Iain explained some of the photo’s which were really interesting as they contained many turned items. Iain wound down at 10.30pm to a loud applause and everyone who stayed behind stated what a interesting talk it was. Well done Iain.

 Chairman John Wyatt