It was proposed and agreed at the inaugural meeting assembled by Peter Bradwick in February 2006 that ‘Crow Valley Woodturners’ be adopted as the name of the club. The name comes from the translation from the Welsh name ‘Cwmbran’ where the club is based “Valley of the Crow”. It was also proposed and agreed that the club would be affiliated to the AWGB (Association of Woodturners of Great Britain).
The initial membership was eighteen and has grown over the years to about a total of sixty members that include people from the locality and from the surrounding areas including beginners, improvers and experienced wood turners, as well as some woodturning tutors and professionals.
We are always looking to promote woodturning and welcome people to come along to our club and try their hand at woodturning under supervision. This is free, for a couple of weeks, just to see if they like it.
Costs of Membership
Total annual subscription £34.00 made up of:
AWGB membership of £18.00
Crow Valley Club membership of £16.00
Subscriptions payable December and runs from 1st Jan – 31st Dec
We also organise trips for club members to attend specialist exhibitions and demonstrations.
We publish an occasional newsletter via email, see newsletter page for recent issue.
CLUB MEETING ARE ONLY HELD DURING TERM TIMES
Thursday Evenings 7.00pm – 9.00pm
The First Thursday of the Month is generally a demonstration night.
The Third Thursday is “Show and Tell” based on a Monthly theme, sometimes as a follow on to a previous demonstration.
Other Thursdays are Hands-on sessions in the workshop.
Saturday’s 10.00am – 4.00pm
Demonstrations – From Time to Time
Club Competition – Held regularly – see the Newsletters Page
The Club has a varied library of woodturning books, magazines, videos and DVD’s available to members.