This was our fifth year at Ringwood School, and it proved to be an extremely successful day for everyone. An improved layout inside the main hall again this year and the visitors seemed to appreciate it. "Tools for Self Reliance" seemed very happy with their corridor position with Harry Beaves alongside in the foyer. Keeping him company for the first time this year were the Spinners & Weavers. We had several new exhibitors this year alongside the old favourites. Next year will be different again and planning has already begun in October 2016.

Watch out for an anouncement on the venue for next year.


Organ Grinder

Rick & Sally Coombes
rick & sally coombes exhibit their barrel organs and other instruments
Baracuda Dandelion
barracuda & butterfly by alex jones 7 feet tall wooden dandelion carved by alex jones professional woodcarver
Overall view
an overall view of the show with tony davis from moonraker knives on the left


julie with dreamcatchers and engraved mirrors
Oaklands woodcarving group Mudeford Woodcarvers
oaklands woodcarving group demonstrating
mudeford woodcarvers in the foreground
John Harcourt
Grahem and Alex
Cup of Tea

John harcourt master bowmaker

Graham limburn talks to alex jones about weeds cup of tea and a biscuit always popular
Wood Tattoos
Wood tattoos
Wood tattoos
simon easton from wood tattoos
Fiona Atkins
fiona atkins from H &f crats new milton east dorset marquetry group
Spinners & Weavers
Harry Beaves
salliann cooke (on right) spinners weavers and dyers
harry beaves tool dealer
BACK TO 2015


Thanks to:

all those who attended the biggest and the best dorset do so far.

also to kevin and helen fox for liaising with the chippy for the sausage & chips we all ordered

refreshments by dot tuck, jean street and helen fox with help

next year the dorset do will be on saturday 23rd of september

Watch this space for the announcement of a probable new venue next year 2017