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Title: East Meon Country Fair
Location: East Meon village hall
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Description: We have been supporting this event for a number of years.
This year we will be back bigger than ever with both our Broom squire and pole lath demonstrations, both making unique products for you to buy, all of our timber is cut from our own local woodland which is Grown in Britain certified as sustainably managed. We will also be selling our unique range of leather and green wood products. So why not come and say hello?

Start Time: 13:00
Date: 2019-05-06
End Time: 17:00

Title: Wandering Witches’ Art & Craft Fayre
Location: Portchester Community Centre Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD
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Description: This will be a New event for us and as we are going to be out side weather dependant.

For a number of years we have been making pagan inspired Leather wook along side our usual Grown in Britain certifed green wood products. We will be bringing our Broom making skills to you at this event as well as our green woods skills in the shape of our trusty Pole lathe.
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2019-04-07
End Time: 15:00

Title: Beltain Festival
Location: Butser Ancient Farm
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Description: Beltain is the ancient Celtic celebration to mark the beginning of summer, with music, dancing and the burning of the giant Wickerman.

We have been celebrating with festival goers for a number of years, as always we will be bringing our pole lathe. why not come and visit us and view our range of Pagan inspired leather work as well as our Grown in Britain certifed green wood products.
Start Time: 16:30
Date: 2019-05-04
End Time: 22:00

our ring kilns loaded and onto our 10ft trailer and truck, ready to ship back to Hampshire

Our charcoal story started 10 years ago with a course on the Hampshire/Dorset border, just outside Cranbourne, with the aptly named Pete “the Charcoal” Jameson (PJ). Pete threw us in at the deep end and we learned the processes and the smells of charcoal burning.

Our next journey took us to Wales to collect our shiny new ring kilns from B.M Wilson (now sadly retired) who was the premier kiln maker at the time.

Within a week we had the kiln set up on site and loaded with wood. With the help of PJ we fired our first kiln load of mixed hardwood on the 17th of July 2008. In the ensuing 10 year the kilns have been filmed several times for tv/radio and weour ring kilns lit for the first time the 17th of July 2008bsites. In 2013 we move the kiln to a site in our own wood from one nearby.

Fast forward to 2016 and the ring kilns were joined by our Hookway retort kiln as we were finding it hard to empty the ring kilns due to 2 wet summers. While the Hookway kiln improved the turnaround time and could be emptied in as little as 10 mins between showers, it is limited to 6-8 bags per burn, which has got us out of a few holes. It also made us realise that the retort was the way to go, as it has a much faster turnaround time. With a ring kiln you have to wait for the fire within to go out which to be safe is a minimum of 24-36 hours. The retort works by cooking the timber so there is no flame in contact with the wood.

We had been looking at the mobile Exeter Retort kiln for a number years and knew a local Wood Collier who used one, but we also thought there were some issues with the early models. We also knew that the Carbon Compost Company who designed it, had been working on these issues and were willing to listen to suggestions. At the South West Wood Fair at Longleat 2017 and we spent a good time looking at the latest design and talking to Robin and Geoff about the improvements and design changes they had made which had removed all the reservations we had previously. 

Returning from the show we looked at the price and possible funding available. We had been involved with the Fieldfair Leader scheme in the past and knew that there was European Grant money available to support companies like us. Thus started the process of applying for funding towards our new investment. Although it would take longer than anyone had planned we were awarded our grant in June 2018 and placed the order straight away.

our exeter Retort Kiln has arrivedOn the 25th of July 2018 our new kiln arrived; not only did Goeff bring the kiln up from Devon, he spent 2 days teaching us how to fire the kiln putting first a half load and then a ¾ load of timber through giving us a good amount of charcoal to bag.

Not only is the new retort quick to load and empty, but another bonus us the reduction in wood needed because of the way the kiln converts the wood to charcoal. The losses to fines (small charcoal/dust) are reduced and the number of brown ends (unburnt wood) are reduced to virtually zero.

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Title: Hamble Festival
Location: Hamble-le-Rice
Description: Another new show for us this year in the lovely village of Hamble-le-Rice (Hamble) and again we will have our full range for sale as well as a slightly different demonstration
Start Time: 09:30
Date: 2017-05-06
End Time: 15:00

Title: Beltain Festival 2017
Location: Butser Ancient Farm
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Description: This will be our third year at this beautiful event and it gets better every year. but remember it is a ticked event so get your tickets now.
Start Time: 16:30
Date: 2017-04-29
End Time: 22:00

Title: Shamrock Quay Festival
Location: William Street, SO14 5QL, SO14 5QL Southampton
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Description: This is a new event for both Hampshire Farmers Markets and us but it looks like being a stunning show. even better we will have our full range of products for sale and a few little surprises too 😉
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 01-04-2017
End Time: 15:00

Title: Beltain at Butser
Location: Butser Ancient Farm
Description: We are honoured to have been invited back to demonstrate and sell at this year’s Beltain Event. We have been moved along the site this year opposite the beer tent (event better) and we will have lots of Celtic a Pagan Theme.
Start Time: 16:00
Date: 2016-04-30
End Time: 24:00

Title: ‎Meon Springs Country Experience Weekend‬
Location: Meon springs Westmeon
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Description: The Meon springs countryside event gets bigger and better every year and as always we will be in a prime position in the main show field along with other members of Hampshire Coppice Craftsmens’ Goup.

Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2016-04-09
End Time: 16:30

Title: Easter Ancient Demo day
Location: Butser Ancient Farm
Description: We will be demonstrating pole lathe tuning and green wood work at Butser Ancient Farm. As an added bonus you will be able to by our wares including our latest leather Items with an ancient theme.
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2016-03-28
End Time: 17:00