I am planning to attend the North of England Woodworking Show this Autumn in Harrogate, Yorkshire. Britain is not really known for big city show venues like
The Woodworking Shows shows I did the USA circuit with in the first quarter of this year, and certainly you don’t get the same numbers, but if you don’t mind a little compression, this show should be good show for a variety of reasons.
I plan on being at the show Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November and hope to meet up with many of you there. I have talked with friends and we thought lunch in the main cafeteria would be a good meeting point as this is one of the best lunch venues you’ll ever find at a commercial convention in the UK. We haven’t quite worked out the details, but I wanted to give you all the heads up that I plan on being at the show and meeting with those who have supported us through the years. I always enjoy this particular show but can’t always make it so this year we kept the weekend open so I could be there.
There are some really gifted woodworkers at this show. One of my favourites to visit is Tony Murland at the Old Tool Store. Tony has bought and sold tools ever since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution started. I usually buy at least ten items every time I visit his booth. if you need something specific, contact him beforehand and he’ll likely find it and bring it to the show for you.
Really, there are some good demonstrations at the show if you avoid the commercial side of sales and there is always tons of good information to pick up too. I like to network with friends and this is a great place to bump into people you know and don’t know.