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Woodturning and tea at the Hurlingham Club

On Monday 9th March, the Mistress Turner, Mrs Liz Sindall welcomed 60 guests, mainly consorts from across the Livery, to a turning demonstration and tea party at The Hurlingham Club in London.

The Mistress opened the proceedings with a short introduction to welcome everybody. Upper Warden, Melissa Scott then gave a short presentation on woodturning and the Company’s forthcoming Wizardry in Wood Exhibition and Competitions

Les Thorne, a professional woodturner, member of the Register of the Professional Turners, and Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Turners, followed with an entertaining and informative presentation and demonstration to his delighted audience. Les made a candlestick during his demonstration which was then given to one lucky recipient sitting on the ‘chosen’ chair.

The beautiful conservatory at the Hurlingham Club, overlooking the green oasis of the clubs gardens, was the perfect setting for the demonstration and delicious tea.

The guests also had the opportunity to buy turned bowls and wooden fruit.


Over £300 was made, all proceeds from this event are going towards the Company’s youth training programme.

The Mistress would like to thank all those involved who helped make this such a successful and enjoyable event, in particular her husband, the Master Andrew Sindall, Les Thorne, Past Mistress Jo Neill, Upper Warden Melissa Scott, Clerk Alex Robertson and Assistant Clerk Rebecca Baker.


Les Thorne has been on the Register of Professional Turners since 2001 after spending the majority of his life involved with wood in some capacity. From his workshop in Old Alresford in Hampshire, Les is primarily a production turner and works on a huge variety of jobs and with many different clients.  Les has an online shop and runs courses for all abilities. He can be contacted via his website, ‘No Turning Back’.


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