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Posted on: October 31st 2017

Deputy Lord Lieutenant visits CGS

Chesham Grammar School was honoured to welcome invited guests on the 31st October for the presentation of a new lathe and equipment, a gift from the Worshipful Company of Turners. Students and staff met the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, Brigadier Bill O’Leary, and were addressed by the Master of the Worshipful Company of Turners, Andrew Neill. The Turners Company is one of the oldest Livery Companies in the City of London, with a history dating back to early medieval times. It now has a leading role in education and charity to support the skill of turning.


Leading UK craftsman Stuart King of Holmer Green, a former presenter on television’s ‘Time Team’, demonstrated the lathe to an enthusiastic group of CGS girls and boys who are all studying for a GSCE in Technology subjects. Other guests included the Mayor of Chesham, Emily Culverhouse, Deputy Mayor, Jane MacBean, Councillor Mimi Harker OBE, and Chair of Governors Sue Walton.


Said Nicholas Fisher, Chair of The Turners’ Company Charity, “When Chesham Grammar School approached us to replace their unusable 1960s lathe we were delighted to know our gift would ensure continuity for a school that leads in technology courses.


Headteacher Annmarie McNaney thanked the Turners for their gift in the school’s 70th year, and said, “We are most grateful for this gift which will greatly enhance the experience of our students. Learning to use traditional machines alongside 21st century ones, such as our 3D printers, really does help us offer a very wide experience in technology”.

For more information:

Martha Ware,, 01494 782854/07850 738187

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