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Huddersfeld woodcarver retires after 30 years with group

U3A farewell for long-serving woodcarver Richard Wood

Richard Wood of Fenay Bridge who is retiring from the U3A group Cliffe Carvers. Richard seated at his workbench surrounded by group members.

A long-serving member of a Huddersfield woodcarving group has hung up his chisels after 30 years.

Members of the U3A woodcarvers paid tribute to their colleague, Richard Wood, who has retired.

Mr Wood, a former milkman in Huddersfield, was a regular at the group’s sessions, latterly in Birchencliffe. But when he reached the age of 86 he said: “Enough is enough”.

He was presented with gifts by his fellow carvers. He is pictured seated, above, with the group.

Over the years Mr Wood has made numerous gifts for family and friends and also a number of pieces for his local church, English Martyrs RC Church in Dalton.

He and his wife Doreen, of Fenay Bridge, have a son and a daughter, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


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