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Patrington ~ Read All About It!

Just before applying the last coat of oil at St Patrick’s Church, the Holderness Gazette arrived to take some photos with a selection of pupils from Patrington Academy, with them having decided on the subject matter for the carvings:   Above: Terry Bearpark getting everyone organised. The full newspaper article is here, it’s a lovely […]

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St Patrick at St Patrick’s

After the deer it was on to the depiction of St Patrick on the side of the trunk nearest the church. On most church sculptures and stained-glass windows, St Patrick is generally shown bearded, holding a crozier and wearing a mitre, so it was a simple decision to follow that design; the only challenge for […]

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A Squirrel and Deer at the Church

I’d made a good start on the squirrel, and had left myself only the tail to do after light work on the head and paws.   I finished off with some oak leaves, as though the squirrel was leaping through the boughs of an oak tree. So, on to the deer. I was conscious of […]

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St Patrick’s Church, Patrington

After a short break away it was on to St Patrick’s Church at Patrington, and three nice ash stumps to work on. The design, like the previous job at the North Lincolnshire Museum, was assisted by pupils from the local school ~ but instead of a time line, this time it was locally seen wildlife […]

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Grimsby Telegraph at the Museum

A nice piece in the Grimsby Telegraph online, accompanied by a short video: https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/local-news/local-artist-carves-designs-tree-2059576

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Oil Be Seeing You

It felt quite sad to be finishing this carving ~ I can’t think of another place I’ve worked where there has been such a constant stream of positive and enthusiastic comments from the visitors and passers-by; each day around 100 people (from infants to the elderly, most on their way to the museum, others making […]

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Ploughing On at Epworth

We had a brilliant day at the Epworth Festival of the Plough ~ a fantastic event with a wonderful atmosphere. Apparently the organizers are looking for a new site to hold the festival otherwise it may be under threat, which would be a great shame as it’s been a fixture since 1980.       […]

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Mires Beck Carving Course #3

Final week of the carving course at Mires Beck!   Alan and Julie…   Anne and Sharon…   Glan and Arthur…   Paddy and Tony… …and David.   Well done to all, they look great. As usual around this time of year, Mires Beck’s woodland walk is full of interesting fungi ~ here are the […]

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Pictures of Humberside

I forgot to put these pictures on from the end of August ~ Amanda White of Radio Humberside came for an interview and it ended up being quite a decent spot on the early morning show; a lot of people visited the tree on the strength of having heard the interview, and I avoided sounding […]

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Steel Structure

The last item on the tree was one of the trickiest ~ the Bushfield Road Infant School pupils had had their imaginations caught by the fossils, Romans and Vikings quite easily, but maybe understandably they weren’t as taken with the steel-industry displays from the museum; I think perhaps when the youngsters have grown up surrounded […]

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