On the most fabulous weekend of the summer yet we had the pleasure of joining the Sussex wood-eratti in shorts, socks and sandals to celebrate summer solstice with Peter & Gil West and all their team at West’s of East Dean
Because we spent so much time gassing with friends, selling wood and eating cake we didn’t do a terribly thorough job of recording our weekend…
but here are a few photo’s to give you an idea of the atmosphere and make you wish you’d been with us, lounging around in the sun on bales of hay watching Adam’s mad axe men, chainsaw races (win a Stihl chainsaw!) and steam powered saw milling, camping in the fields, firing up the barbecue, partying into the night with live music and, of course, drinking lots of beer!
And here our the heroes of the day, brothers Peter & Gil West, after they managed to put a flaming white hot ‘tyre’ on a freshly made wooden wagon wheel for their new horse drawn round timber cart with all of us woodfans watching… and cheering!
This is probably as good a time as any to say that if you’ve never been down to see the showroom at West’s you really, really should.
You’d be hard pushed to find wood folk more knowledgable and more skilled than these Peter & Gil in what they do (which is just about everything!) and they just happen to be very nice people too
Go and say ‘Hi ‘from us and see you at the next WoodFair!
P.S. Round of applause to Jenny for putting up with all of us in the run up to the wood fair… the phrase ‘herding cats’ springs to mind…
We love you Jenny!!! XXX
English Woodlands Timber Ltd are very proud to sponsor the 2014 Wood Fair at West’s of East Dean in West Sussex on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd of June, £6 admission, children go free!