Welcome to the Ball 2017

This site will provide all you want to know about the Bodgers Ball 2017. Check back to find out how the ball is shaping up in the run up to the 10th May 2017. If you want to contribute, have a great idea, or have some experience you want to share, use the comment section at the bottom of each page.

This ball seeks to look back to those pleasures and provide a space to allow/encourage those activities. The ball is made of some simple facilities in a field and you.

To book a course     To book a place at the Ball

Don’t forget to attend a course and the Ball you need tickets for both.

Courses are going

We now have 40 individual courses on offer in the run up to the Ball by 20 tutors offering 261 places. We have 48 of those places taken up in the first 3 days of being on sale.

If you looking to sharpen up your skills you need to act soon.

Busy courses at start of Ball

There are 15 courses on offer in the days before the Ball. Something for everyone. Gavin has done a grand job in bringing together a large range of skills for sale.The booking link will open soon, we were aiming for the start of March and nobody has told me any different.

The local team has been working hard selecting the beer and cider, it is a good job that we have a large enough team to check the beers and ciders of Shropshire, I never knew there was so many. The food will be next……..

First Courses arranged

Gavin has stirred up some great people to run the courses that ease the way into a weekend of greenwoodwork. Check out the added pages. If you are thinking of putting on a course, I would get in touch with Gavin soon.

The booking system will be open for business by the end of February, if the technical folk have their way with the world.

The field looks very peaceful these misty mornings…..

Now we really have done it!

We have now committed to the next ball with real money. The first element has been booked and deposit paid. Following shortly will be the other main infrastructure.We are already getting some great tutors lined up.

Then we can get onto the fun things like finding the wood, designing the field layout, choosing the beer and food suppliers, encouraging the demonstrators, buying the tea bags……….

And finally does anyone know who will make us a cake !