Diary of Events 2021

The following are the dates and details of specific events which have taken place or are planned for 2019. All Wednesday evening events take place at our club rooms at Hemlington Recreation Centre, Cass House Road, Hemlington, Middlesbrough.TS8 9QW
All Wednesdays, other than those listed here, are club "hands on" evenings.


Wed 23: GREAT NEWS!!! Barring further setbacks we intend to reopen on Wednesday 23rd June. We will be starting with caution with PPE and social distancing and probably a limited number initially until we see how it goes.CAN'T WAIT!!!
YES WE DID IT!!!Great to be back. Only 29 members tonight and no-one did any turning, just came to pay their subs, stock up on polishes abrsives etc and chat with their mates. But it's a good start. Hopefully we'll soon get back to normal.

PLEASE NOTE: Until we get back to normal i.e. a decent attendance and members able and happy to sit shoulder to shoulder in the hall we will not be doing any demonstrations. All club nights will be standard "hands on" evenings until further notice.

Our members have been extremely busy duing the long lockdown period. Here are just a few of the items they have produced and posted on our club's Facebook page.


Wed 18th: Bring and Buy sale. Many of us have had a a good sort out in our workshops during the lockdown and have found things we didn't know we had and no longer need. Here's a chance to get rid of the stuff you don't want and maybe pick up a bargain at the same time.

Wed 1st: Tonight we are trying a new experiment:- on the first Wednesday of each month we will put an instructional video on the screen behind the room divider. We have a large selection of DVD's to choose from and the DVD chosen for the evening will be left running throughout the evening for anyone who wants to watch it. Obviously it will be of interest mainly to our newer less experienced members but I'm sure everyone who cares to watch will learn something new.

Wed 15th: Tonight we are restarting our monthly demos but for the time being we are alternating with past visiting RPT demos from years ago projected onto the screen and the next month hopefully a live 'in house' demo.
This evening's DVD demo will be Jimmy Clewes, a world class RPT who used to live in County Durham and visited us on numerous occasions, including a full day's training course, before moving to America many years ago.

Wed 2oth: Tonight will be our first live demo since we restarted and club member Brian Haggath will start the ball rolling.

Wed 17th: Annual Competition. There will be two classes, Novice and Experienced. The dividing line has yet to be decided. Entries must be pieces not previously entered and the entries will be judged by all members present and winners decided by paper votes from the members present. Trophies will be presented to the winners of each class.

Wed 15th: DVD demo. Tonight's DVD will be Tony Wilson, a repeat of a demo he did for us about 18 years ago. Tony was a regular and very popular visitor to our club and the vast majority of our current membership will not have seen this demo.

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