About Us

Guild Information

Meeting place (on first Wednesday of the month) is -
The Village Hall, Little Thetford, Ely, Cambs.
Contacts for further information -                                
Chairman - Stephen Franklin 01353 663949  
        Hon. Secretary - Peter Symonds 01638 577462 
                                                                                  email - chippysam2@btinternet.com
                                                                       Treasurer- Malcolm Arter 01353 661892
                     email - malcolmarter@hotmail.co.uk
                                                                                          Guild members  
Subscriptions for 2017 have been kept the same as last year (£30.00). Please pay at the monthly meetings, or send to Malcolm with membership form (see downloads page).
The committee for this year is as follows -
Stephen Franklin (chairman), Clive Baker (vice chairman), Peter Symonds (secretary), Malcolm Arter (treasurer), Terry Lincoln (webmaster), Christine Robinson, Gerry Lawrence, Michael Cozens, Alan Haine is the programme secretary, Michael Marsters is the 'Art In Wood' chairman. 

History of the Guild

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.
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