Moved Out!

A little out of sequence with my blog but we put together a video saying goodbye to all the friends we made at the Sylva Wood Centre in Long Wittenham. It was of course with many mixed feelings that we packed our bags but Izzy and Ellie put together a wonderful spread for lunch on Wednesday and we were able to say goodbye to everyone we’ve come to know as friends.

I’ll let the video speak for itself` and also keep you updated on a regular basis. Here you go:

10 comments on “Moved Out!

  1. This was a very interesting little piece. I had no idea that such a place even existed. Does anyone know of a similar facility in the U.S.?

    • There are a number of “Maker Spaces” around, one in just about every large city (they may also be called hacker spaces). Many of them do have wood working tools. At the very least they have a community spirit. In some cases you might have to fight your way through the robots and circuts, but then again, a robotic table…Hmmm

  2. What a wonderful video. Now I have a bit more insight into what a “Lifestyle Worker” is.

    I also have to add this video gives me hope that our species can live in harmony with each other and the world. Many many thanks – and good luck at the Science Park! I’m sure you will be editing genes and discovering drugs in no time 😉


    • Because to do what I MUST do next I cannot achieve there. My work is bigger than me you see. Plus, I am happier with what’s about to unfold than I could ever be. Who could ask for more?

  3. A very interesting video, thank you, and best wishes in your new place.
    Do you know of anything like this in Scotland? I have recently moved here to a new job and am looking for access to a workshop and the benefits that a shared space offers.

  4. I, like many others, attended Sylva on one of Pauls’s Training workshops it was a lovely place in a great setting and friendly people. I’m sure Sylva will go from strength to strength and Paul’s new venture will provide a great experience for the future woodworkers

  5. Hi Ipoh Remembered, It meant behind the two storey wooden building and Club Road. I think the RIMV moved to the next location round about 1965 or later to another single storey creosoted wooden building. It then moved out to its present location in the 70s. It was at this second move that I took my motor cycle test using a Honda Cub and subsequently car test with a Morris Minor. However my late brother in law took his motor cycle test at the old building or thereabout. As for the Fire Brigade, I believe it moved out of Brewster Road in the late 70s.

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