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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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TV Repeat

After establishing the position and shape of the 1960s TV set previously, I now worked on the screen and controls:     For the background pattern, I thought I’d use a geometrical pattern popular in the 1950s and 60s; the museum had examples in the kitchen display: The space under the TV looked right for […]

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Mires Beck Carving Course #2

Things are taking shape on the second week of the carving course:   Anne and David     Sharon and Arthur   Julie and Glan   Paddy and Alan Tony One week left!

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On the Box

The 1950s/60s TV set was next, and I’d earmarked a spot right at the top of the trunk for it to sit.   There was a lot of cutting back either side of the TV, quite time-consuming work. I should finish it next time with a bit of luck and good weather!

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Hoose Agen Hoose, Toon Agen Toon….

On to the modern era now, beginning with Haxey Hood; there is a brilliant display in the North Lincolnshire Museum, and it obviously caught the imagination of the pupils of Bushfield Road Infant School, who picked it as one of the subjects to go on the tree. I’m calling it the modern era, although the […]

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Mires Beck Carving Course #1

The first Saturday of the three, and a sweltering start to this carving course at Mires Beck. The participants had some hefty sycamore logs to work on, about a foot in diameter and extremely heavy, but lovely to carve. Anne making a good start on her lion Alan’s owl David’s toadstools Arthur, also with an […]

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A Grave Situation

Next to be tackled was the Medieval grave slab ~ probably the most simple of all the tree’s designs, with a flat surface engraved with a symmetrical cross. The time-consuming part was leveling the face of the slab across the curve of the tree trunk.  

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