Hampshire Farmers' Market – Alton, the return of the pole lathe
Location: The High Street, Alton
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 14:00
This month was a new chapter in the Three Copse story with our first Alton Farmers' Market, and our first outing for the show lathe at a Farmers' Market.
With overnight temperatures of -11 it made for a cold start to the day but we set up both stand and lathe without much trouble apart from cold fingers.
It of course goes without saying that we need to thank the Hampshire Farmers' Market team for helping us with this as they allowed us the extra space for the lathe.
The lathe added a bit of extra interest to the Farmers' Market along with the live band further down the street. As always we drew a crowd and some interesting questions – hopefully we have managed to educate some of the residents of Alton about the history of the pole lathe. The score for the day was two bag handles and two dibbers made along with a door wedge blank.