06 | 12 | 2023


New Members Wanted

Do you want to try your hand at woodcarving?  We have classes running on Monday evenings from 7pm to 9pm at the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield and at Brooksbank School, Elland. Tuition is given and tools and materials are provided for beginners. 

Contact us by via email to mail@wrwoodcarvers.com for further information.


Our group has produced many carved panels over the years. See the Gallery for photographs of the panels and all the individual carvings.  A description of each panel is given in the section on Club Projects. 


Albert Hobson


Sadly, on 3 May 2020 our Honorary Life member, Albert Hobson, passed away from Covid-19. Albert was one of the true Gentlemen in all senses of the word and his skill and enthusiasm for woodcarving will be truly missed by members of the club. 

In the words of our Secretary, Chris: We recognised his pivotal role in the founding the club by making him one of our life members. I'm sure a lot of you have very fond memories of Albert. For me he was part of the fabric of the club and I enjoyed our chats when he came to QWEGS on Monday evening to keep up his contact with us carvers. 


Dame Ingrid Roscoe

Everybody at West Riding Woodcarvers is devastated to learn of the sudden passing of Dame Ingrid Roscoe DCVO DL FSA who we are proud to say was our Patron from 2007 to 2019.

As Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire she attended many of our functions and unveiled for us specialist panels that we created for Overgate Hospice, the Royal Armouries, Leeds, the Forget-me-Not Children’s Hospice and Pontefract Hospice. Her specialist knowledge of sculpture gave her a unique insight into our work as woodcarvers. Ingrid was a wonderful, generous, kind and thoughtful person who will be sadly missed by all our members and many others.

Our thoughts are with her husband Marshall and their family at this very difficult time.


    Taken at the unveiling of our World One & Two panels at the Royal Armouries, Leeds on Remembrance Day 11 November 2010 in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent GCVO and Mr Frank Bromhead, one of our members who served with distinction in the second World War