The club was formed by a steering committee in the summer of 2001, as it was felt that there was a need for an AWGB branch in Northamptonshire. The first meetings were held in Willoughby, but the club has now moved to the Daventry Community Centre on Ashby Road, Daventry. The club is fortunate to have several professional turners in its ranks, all of whom are regular demonstrators.
At present meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, the doors opening at 7pm for a 7.15 start. The programme is based on demonstrations and lectures, and we hope that there will be something worth learning at each meeting. There is always time for socialising at the meetings, and the club is trying to build a strong and friendly identity. There is usually some wood, and some woodturning supplies on sale at meetings.
Our full day demonstration programme is intended to present the leading contemporary turners to both club members and a wider audience. An excellent quality buffet lunch is always on offer at these demonstrations, and is included in the price.
The Club continues to grow and accumulate its own equipment, and strives to present an ever-improving programme for its members.