Wonderful wood for all

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THE continued popularity of the Weird and Wonderful Wood event at Haughley Park was evident at the weekend when around 7,000 people enjoyed wood in the raw and wood that is crafted.

From chainsaws to children’s puppets visitors enjoyed the wealth of woodmanship on show.

Some spectacular craftsmanship was displayed as well as a range of varied entertainments.

Musicians and street entertainers amused crowds as did storyteller Richard Beard, from Brighton, watched by crowds under a willow angel carved by Paul Whitehead.

There were workshops for children, who learned puppet making, spoon carving and working in willow among other skills.

It was the sixth year the event had been held at Haughley Park.

Tarby Davenport, co-ordinator, said the event was so popular she has had to turn stall holders down since February.

“People are coming from further afield this is so popular,” she said.