Retirement of John Wilkinson from directors board


A small presentation was made to John Wilkinson on his retirement as Friends Director as a thank you for all his hard work in supporting the museum. Over the years John has freely given up his time to help out at the museum and both he and his wife Barbara have made cakes, helped in the café, assisted in the raising and lowering of the awnings in addition to many other jobs in and around the museum. John is a very capable wood turner, despite his failing eyesight, and has regularly made many wooden items and donated them to be sold in the museum shop. His gifts included pens, bowls, key rings and “domino” clocks which are a masterpiece. Thank you John.

As a Woodhall boy John has a wealth of knowledge about what has gone on in and around Woodhall Spa over the last seven decades and his association with the families of the village have been a great source of information to us.

As one of the Friends Directors John has been involved in organising our annual lectures that have been a huge source of income to us and he has passed that baton to Annette Southcott. The pictures show Annette, on behalf of all the directors, presenting John with a voucher for the Tea House In The Woods that I’m sure both he and Barbara will make good use of.