The Society was formed in August 1988 when six woodturners decided that Norfolk needed a club for like minded people and as the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain had recently been formed is was suggested that they be contacted with a view of starting a local branch. To start the ball rolling it was decided to hold a weekend of woodtuming to encourage others to join. Since then the membership has increased to the present 80+ .
The Society is run by an elected committee whose aim is to promote, encourage and provide help and instruction to members. With this in mind the club meets on the 3rd Thursday of the Month and this takes in the form of demonstrations, hands on evenings, competitions and critique evenings.
Members of the club has in the past been asked to demonstrate at local venues.
Demonstrations at the evening meetings are usually done by members and also turners from other clubs. Professional turners are also asked to come along and show their skills.
During the evening meetings members bring along recent samples of their work for comment. At meetings we have various items for sale, such as turning tools, wood, sanding materials, fittings etc.
We hold a Bi-Annual Seminar in August at Fakenham High School and this is open to other clubs. This consist of a day of having 4 professional turners usually from other parts of the country show their skills , this in turn attracts up to 140 delegates attending, also there is in instant gallery where the delegates put their own work on show.