What is a Men’s Shed?

Men’s Sheds are a place to pursue practical interests at leisure, to practice skills and enjoy making and mending. They’re about social connections and friendship building, sharing skills and knowledge, and of course a lot of laughter. Sheds are whatever the members (or Shedders as they are sometimes known) want them to be. Although labelled sheds, they often aren’t sheds at all. They can be empty offices, portable cabin’s, warehouses, garages, and in at least one case, a disused mortuary.  
But if you live in or around EMSWORTH, they are a disused pigeon fanciers premises! Yes, the EMSWORTH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION are converting the pigeon premises into an Emsworth Men’s Shed. You can be there at the start! 
Some Sheds are purpose built workshops, but they rarely start out that way. Many don’t have premises at all in the beginning and instead form a group that meets regularly for the social connection.  Here we already have the premises and we just need initial members to finish some renovation work. Many Sheds get involved in community projects too – restoring village features, helping maintain parks and green spaces, and building things for schools, libraries and individuals in need. Activities in Sheds vary greatly, but you can usually find woodworking, metalworking, repairing and restoring, chit chat, learning from other skilled people.
Nothing in life has ever been achieved without first a vision. How about you coming on board now to build friendships, share your knowledge and skills and help make this vision a reality. David Youngman, our chairman, is heading up our team and is keen to welcome you on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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