Gurnard Craft Fayre

May Bank Holiday

The spring of 2014 was a busy time for Wight Woodturners. Besides having two meetings a month while changing venue, there was our regular Newtown Exhibition followed straight after by the Gurnard Craft Fayre. 


The Isle of Wight Traditional Craft and Skills Fayre, to give its full name, was a new venture for the Club. An open air event held in Gurnard village on the May Day Bank holiday, the Craft Fayre was the concluding event of the Gurnard May Queen Weekend. A small band of willing members set up and manned the Wight Woodturners stand in the main marque. There were turning demonstrations throughout the afternoon and members were able to chat to interested visitors. 

The weather was very kind on the day and the Fayre attracted a large number of people of all ages. There was an amazing variety of attractions and wood based crafts featured prominently. Wight Woodturners didn’t have it all their own way; there was healthy competition from the Mulberry Tree Wood Turnery and Mike Abbot with his pole lathe. There was a good village fete atmosphere and the afternoon seemed to be enjoyed by all.  

A few photos below capture the essence of the show.

To see a larger image just click on any of the small pictures. 

Peter Smart – 10th June 2014
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