The Guild was founded on 17th February 1988 by the late Rev. Alun Lloyd Davies. Meetings were held at the gift shop and tearoom at Steeplegate, High Street, Ely, owned by another founder member, John Ambrose, a man well known in the woodturning world. John became president, Alun the chairman, Ken Howard the treasurer and Adrian Flude the secretary.
An image of the original meeting place is still used on our logo.
The meeting place moved to Little Thetford village hall in 1990 when membership became too large to be accommodated in Steeplegate.
Amongst our past & present members we can include national and international medal winners, authors and a previous editor of Woodturning magazine.
In January 2008, we became an Associate Member of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain (AWGB) which enables us to offer many benefits to our members.
The Guild has grown considerably over the years and membership now totals over 70.