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New Members Wanted

Do you want to try your hand at woodcarving?  We have a class running on Monday evenings from 7pm to 9pm at the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield from Monday 10 January 2022 to Easter.  The cost for the whole term is £30.  Tuition is given and tools and materials are provided for beginners. 

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

 

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

Presentation on Sharpening Tools

Chris gave a presentation on tool sharpening followed by members having supervised practice from Mike at the February meeting.  You can follow the presentation by clicking on this link.

Carved panel for the Prince of Wales Hospice, Pontefract

This panel is now hanging in the reception area of the hospice.

Carved panel for the Forget-me-Not Children's Hospice

This panel is now complete and in place within the Forget-me-Not Children's Hospice. 

A booklet has been produced to accompany the panel and is on sale at the Forget-me-Not Children's Hospice with all money going to the hospice itself.  If you would like one, please contact us via the contact form on this website or via email to mail@wrwoodcarvers.com and we will arrange with you how to obtain one (£5 inc p&p).

Carved panels of First and Second World Wars

These panels are on permanent display at the Royal Armouries, Leeds. 

A booklet has been produced to accompany the panels and is on sale in the bookshop at the Royal Armouries, Leeds, at £4 - the whole of the £4 is being given to the West Yorkshire Forget me Not Trust to help in the building of the Children's Respite Centre and Hospice for West Yorkshire.  If you would like one, please contact us via the contact form on this website or via email to mail@wrwoodcarvers.com and we will arrange with you how to obtain one (£5 inc p&p).

 

See the Gallery for photographs of the panels and all the individual carvings.