Way back in Autumn 2013 The FERN Community Group in Church Fenton, North Yorkshire asked if I would help them build a small fleet of Pole Lathes. So finally, during three sunny days in June, Maurice, Land Rover and a trailer full of pole lathe building kit headed south.

The base for the group is a beautiful farm orchard belonging to group member Elizabeth. The biggest most striking feature is an amazing and beautiful yurt made by the Really Interesting Tent Company which serves as a base for the groups activities.