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Thousands flock to Haughley Park for Weird and Wonderful Wood event




Weird and Wonderful Wood 2018PICTURE: Mecha Morton (2097807)
Weird and Wonderful Wood 2018PICTURE: Mecha Morton (2097807)

Haughley Park in Wetherden was a-buzz at the weekend, as it welcomed visitors of all ages to its Weird and Wonderful Wood event.

The event, which ran over Saturday and Sunday, was a celebration of all things woodwork and saw around 120 artists and crafts people from all over the country showcase their skills and products.

Tarby Davenport, event organiser, said: “The day went really really well. We had lots of interesting stuff going on and the weather was absolutely brilliant.”

Visitors were treated to a wood carving demonstration by Argentinian sculptor Adrian Cabrera as well as ones by furniture and musical instrument carvers and fletchers and bowyers.

Weird and Wonderful Wood 2018PICTURE: Mecha Morton (2097909)
Weird and Wonderful Wood 2018PICTURE: Mecha Morton (2097909)

Adults and children could take part in free activity workshops on the site, including archery, den building, willow weaving, puppet making, and jewellery making.

Live music was also provided by a range of musicians, including a didgeridoo player from Bosnia.

More than 9,500 people flocked to the park over the course of the weekend.

“I was amazed at how many people came along. The Royal wedding was on so to get the number we did was brilliant and I think everyone had a great time,” said Tarby.

  • For more pictures, see this week's Bury Free Press newspaper


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