Last year the club celebrated its 25th Anniversary and took a vacant shop in the centre of Newcastle under Lyme for two days to show what the club does and what sort of things are produced. The general public responded wonderfully, upward of 500 people came in to discuss woodturning and find out more about the club and quite a few indicated their intention to attend the next club meeting.
Mike Willis arranged for the use of the shop with the local council at a very reasonable charge. Members brought an amazing selection of work to display; those who helped over the two days were stunned at the shear quantity of items displayed.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Newcastle under Lyme attended on the first day as did the area representative of AWGB Russell Gibbs, they all indicated they were well impressed.
The shop was ideally situated for the purpose and all enjoyed the event. Many of the members there got some turning done as well. All in all a great two days.