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Les Revell was one of the founder members of Test Valley Turners.  He was a long serving committee member, resigning finally at the  2002 AGM due to ill health.


He was always very supportive of  new and younger turners and extremely keen to help them to develop their turning skills.


Following his untimely death in February 2002, the club instituted a competition to honour his contribution to woodturning.  The competition was to be judged on the basis of the entries to the monthly gallery and would be awarded annually


The inaugural ceremony was marked by the donation of a permanent trophy in the form of a large candlestick (see picture) turned by John Sanders and coloured by his wife Jan,  and its presentation to John Davis.


At the presentation, John and Jan both recalled tales of teaching Les to turn.


Les is also remembered by the award of a trophy in his name by Hampshire Woodturners

Les Revell Trophy winners

2002

John Davis

2003

Dennis Hutchinson

2004

Eric West

2005

Dennis Hutchinson

2006

Harry Williams

2007

Don Donaldson

2008

Adrian Smith

2009

Graham Barnard

2010

Eric West

2011

Matt Carter

2012

Arnold Catterall

2013

Steve Jones

2014

Alf Riley

2015

Dave Reynolds

2016

Mark Lyman

The Les Revell Trophy