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Diary dates for 2018

November 8, 2016

Come support us at the next show this is:

Surrey County Show

Stoke park, Guildford , GU1 1TU

If you are interested is demonstrating at the show then please contact John Sinclair

Member’s Meetings 2018

15th November

7.30pm till 9.30pm Members Meeting @ Warnham Nature Reserve, Warnham Road, Horsham, RH12  2RA

2018 dates: 15th Feb – 19th April – 26th July (AGM)- 15th November

There will be an invited speaker to each member’s meeting other than the July AGM.

Many thanks to all for attending a busy AGM where a way forward for the group was discussed and new committee members elected. The rain even held off for the barbeque. Thanks to all involved in the preparations.

Committee Meetings 2018

The committee meets quarterly to discuss issues for the group. The meetings are friendly and not overly formal. Members are welcome as guests if they wish to explore how they can contribute and develop within the group. Please email if you wish to attend.

22nd March 2018 – 14th June 2018 – 25th October 2018

7.30pm till 10.00pm the location to be confirmed


Shows 2018


Event date Location Exp Contact
Blindley Heath Heavy Horse & County Show 6th-7th May RH7 6LL Yes John Sinclair
Bodgers Ball 12th-13th May PO18 0EU John Sinclair/ Mark Allery
Surrey County Show 28th May GU1 1ER Yes John Sinclair
SSCG Jamboree (T.B.C) 14th July GU27 3NJ John Sinclair
West Wood Fair 8th – 10th June PO18 0NJ John Sinclair/ Chris
Chertsey Agricultural Show 12th-13th Aug KT16 8LN T.B.A
Charfest 10th-17th Aug West Dean Estate Alan & Jo
South Downs 18th – 19th Aug PO8 0QE
Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show 26th – 27th Aug RH7 6LL Yes John Sinclair
Belmont Woodfest 8th – 9th Sept ME13 0HH Yes John Sinclair
Surrey Game & Country Fair – Loseley 23rd Sept GU3 1HS Yes John Sinclair
Butser Ancient Farm 30th Sept PO8 0BG
Surrey Hills Woodfair – Birtley T.B.A GU5 0LE T.B.A John Sinclair
Weald & Downland Autumn Show 6th – 7th Oct PO18 0EU Mark Allery/Chris


Hands On Day 2015

June 22, 2015



Calling all Woody-folk!

You are cordially invited to the 9th Annual Coppice Group Hands on Day which will be held on Saturday, 4th July, 2015 at the Fernhurst Furnace.

This year there will be a slightly more competitive tone with activities which may include anything from stake tying to chainsaw-boot whanging to deerskittles to a catapult range.

The good food, good company, banter and barter come as standard.

For those of you who have not visited before, the clue is in the name; it is an opportunity to get some hands on time and try out a wide variety of different activities, check out the link below for a flavour of the event.

Please note that you don’t need to be a member of the SSCG to share an activity or technique; we are extremely happy to have craftsmen from other areas sharing their skill, just let me know who and what!

The one change for this year is that visitors must do something, anything, at least one thing to get their ‘free lunch’!

The event is open to any and all, with camping available from Friday evening through to Sunday, all we ask for in advance is an idea of numbers for catering purposes.

For a map, please follow the link below:


So, spread the word and R.S.V.P. to John Sinclair at

More detail linked here…… original invitation document and a schematic map download …..

Invitation (docx)

Map (jpg)


Come on al’ Ye Woody Folk

June 17, 2014

Invitation for Hands On Day 2014

_DSC0523_1You are cordially invited to the 9th Annual Coppice Group Hands on Day which will be held on Saturday, 5th July, 2014 at the Fernhurst Furnace.   This year there will be much more to do and see with good food, good company, plenty of banter and barter and near-constant networking as standard. For those of you who have not visited before, the clue is in the name; it is an opportunity to get some hands-on time and try out a wide variety of different activities, check out the Hands On Day pages for a flavour of the event. MORE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Coppice Week and Charfest 2013

July 18, 2013

Details of courses attach for you interest…. BOOK NOW… Contact Dave Rosney listed at bottom for the Coppice Week


 CharFest is kicking off Coppice Week. If you wish to book a place on either the Earth Burn with Mark Cox & Peter Jameson or the Ring Kiln Burn with Alex Arther then please contact Alan& Jo Waters directly to book a place:

CharFest Earth Burn & Ring Kiln Burn, 10th & 11th August.
Alan & Jo Waters : 07887868583
Westdean Woods, West Dean, Chichester, o/s map 197 grid ref 859/158

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Hands On Day 2013…. Striking veiws of a good Life

July 18, 2013

HOD Auction 2013Furnhurst did it’s best job as ever and delivered Sun , Trees and Sky, worthy of a relaxed and informative fun day for all>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>MORE

Hands On Day 2013…. the list so far

June 23, 2013

steve-holmwood-getting-a-bite-in-the-top-with-a-froeHands On Day is the weekend  6/7th July
Just to give you an better idea of what is on the cards so far:

Please bear in mind that ALL WOODY FOLK ARE INVITED, whether to have a look, have a go, or share a skill or technique. (So long as I have ideas of numbers for catering, that’s fine.)

I’m particularly pleased that many people from other groups will not only be attending but sharing their knowledge on the day; the more the merrier! >>>>>>MORE

Surprises and Prizes…. Surrey County Show 2013

June 16, 2013


2nd in section, and some Sun at last… Surrey County Show 2013……… MORE>>>>>>>