Yandles Autumn Show - News
Monday 23 July 2012
The prestigious Yandles Autumn Show, a highlight of the woodworker's calendar and one of the longest running woodworking shows in the UK, is being held from 7-8 September this year. This fun-filled event attracts thousands of visitors from around the UK and as far as Europe, which is testament to its huge popularity.
A sociable show
Yandles pride themselves on putting on an event that is recognised for being friendly and informal, where visitors can catch up with old friends and meet up with new ones. The site is also the home of a traditional working sawmill who's history dates back to the 1860s - a perfect location for such an event!
The whole site is transformed into a showground with marquees hosting an array of leading craftspeople, from Rachel Huggett - the chainsaw sculptor - and Terry Heard with his traditional caravan making brooms and pegs, as well as respected woodturners and carvers including Mark Hancock, Stephen Cooper and Martin Turner. Live demonstrations will keep visitors entertained with new techniques to learn, useful advice on tools, crafts and plenty of handy tips.
The sawmill is converted in to a massive shopping area packed full
of leading manufacturers such as Record Power, BriMarc, Robert Sorby and Mafell, all displaying and demonstrating the latest equipment and offering special show deals. The show also has the best selection of planking and blanks to be found at any similar event in the UK, all discounted during the two days.
Free entry & parking
The Yandles shows also boast free entry as well as free parking, which is an incredible feat given the amazing range of demonstrations in woodworking, carving and stickmaking, to name just a few of the disciplines covered, but there is also a wide range of hobby demonstrations in paper craft, jewellery making, etc, plus the 303 Gallery and a food marquee. There is something for everyone to make the Yandles Autumn Show an enjoyable day out for family and friends, all held in a traditional working sawmill.
You can keep up-to-date with the latest demonstrator line-up and trade announcements by visiting the website, which will be updated periodically. You can also check for updates in the following magazines: Woodturning, Woodworking Plans & Projects, Furniture & Cabinetmaking and Woodcarving.
When: 7-8 September, 2012
Where: Yandle & Son Ltd, Hurst Works, Hurst, Martock, Somerset, TA12 6JU
Contact: Yandle & Son
Tel: 01935 822 207
Images, from top to bottom:
1. Inside one of the marquees at the show
2. Another view of the extensive marquees
3. There is a multitude of timber for you to buy at the show (PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF YANDLES)