9th Sept. Towneley Woodland Festival

Towneley Hall Woodland Festival 2018

Six of our members enjoyed putting on an exhibition of our work in the Great Hall at Towneley, Burnley.   The weather was mixed but we still had several hundred visitors.

Our display showed a great variety of carvings; we showed the work of our very talented carvers such as Nick Pantelides with his large carvings and we also had a display by two of our members showing their progress from their first simple carvings progressing to their current work.

We were once again joined by Martin Walker, a stick maker from Whalley Woodcarvers. He is now decorating his sticks with messages in illustrated manuscript writing. I liked the one which said “Ensure that your mouth is not writing cheques that your body cannot cash” However I’m not sure I should agree with the lower part of the same stick. The message continued with  “A friend in need is a damn nuisance!”

The photographs show


Our members who set up the show : Nick Pantelides, Bryan Greenwood, Glynnis Cruice, Brian Keating, Gillian Smith and Richard Colbran.


Richard Colbran had a display of photographs showing our carvings made for the woodland trail in Towneley. ( Richard spends many hours maintaining these posts and renewing them when needed.) http://landcwoodcarvers.co.uk/galleries/club-projects/carving-post-tops-brun-valleyburnley-2012/

– by Gillian Smith