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(Whitchurch Men in Sheds (Shropshire) is Registered Charity Number 1179267.)

Donations to assist the Shed get re-established will be gratefully received see Contact & Donations:.

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Shed new Location

We should be re-opening fully sometime in October (see below for updates)

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Click on above image to view.

The entrance will be from Castle Hill at the back of the Watergate Centre. (Used to be Argos).

There is very limited parking at the entrance and nearest free long term parking is by the Thai Resaurant.   Tesco car park you are limited to 3 hours.

The location is fairly accuratly shown on Google Maps:

 

Shed News (Last updated Monday September 20th 2021)

Shed Reopening

September.

We will be moving in on Wednesday September 29th AND Thursday September 30th using a Taillift Luton Van from Fourways rentals Whitchurch.   Members and prospective members  are asked to let Geoff or David know if they can come and help 

Electrical Instalation was completed by Lee Sharp of Sharp Spark Electrical (07740596032) on September 20th Click this link to view pictures and drawings..  (With a little assistance  from "an elderly apprentice" who only made one mistake.)

August

Working parties worked at the Watergate center over the August Bank Holiday weekend and the space is now spruced up.  

July:

The Shed held a meeting on Wednesday July  28th at the Black Bear Pub and agreed to go ahead with re-establishing the shed at the Watergate Centre.  Trustees will now progress the formal agreemant.

We are seeking more information on the timescale and making plans for preparatory work.

The Shed members will be discussing over coming months what other activities we could get equipment for and maybe set aside separate time for.  If anyone has any suggestions please let us know.

If any member or prospective member wants to know more details please contact us .

Support the Shed for Free When Shopping

See https://whitchurchmeninsheds.uk/contact for info on the Amazon and Paypal schemes where you can make small donations to WMIS when you shop.  The newer Amazon Smile scheme costs you nothing and Amazon donates 0.5% to your nominated charity; which can be WMIS if you wish (Please)..

UK Sheds Assoociation

The UK Shed association has a lot of content on their YouTube Channel from the recent Shedfest on line event and earlier which is worth watching.

UK Sheds on YOU Tube   ,,,   ...       UK Shed Ass.

About Sheds

Whitchurch Men in Sheds had a workshop at Centre North East, Bridgewater St,   by the Tesco Car Park,  between the Swimming Pool and the Fire Station.   GOOGLE MAP LINK
The normal opening times were Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 4pm.

New members are very welcome and if you would like to learn more please see Contact information

guysinshedThe “Men’s Sheds” movement began in Australia.  It has flourished through the value of coming together around practical tasks on a regular basis, particularly with a designated place or workshop where tools and work in progress can be stored. This appeals to men of all ages although most ‘shedders’ are retired.

Sheds started in UK in 2009 and there are now over 500 spread all over the country.    There is a national orginization which has a map of shads at: menssheds.org.uk/find-a-shed/

Activities in the Whitchurch Shed included woodwork, electronics, computers, art and crafts etc. The main objectives are to meet up in a fun, relaxed and sociable place. Although we have been doing community projects members can also pursue their own projects or just come to be sociable.

We built a 12-square meter portable shed for Whitchurch Town Council  for Santa’s grotto at the Christmas lights switch on November 25th.  This was erected at BlackBerry Fair and used to promote the Whitchurch Shed and the Woodland Trust.

We have benefited from donations of a large collection of tools from the late Mr N Nickleson’s workshop.  We have had several cash donations from local charities.  The workshop is now set up and well equipped.  Although some members bring their own tools there are plenty of tools and equipment provided.

Magazine Links etc.

Below are links to UK Shed Association Newsletters. ( This last Updated July 4th 2021).

 2021:  15 02 2021  24 02 2021  15 03 2021 15 04 2021  15 05 2021  15 06 2021

 2020: 57 January 58 February    59 March    60 April    61 May    62 June and July   63 August  64 September  65 October  66 November  67 December

 2019: 47 January  48 February  49 March  50 April  51 May  52 June   53 July   54 August    55 November    56 December

 2018: March   April   May   June   July   August   September   October   November   December

The full archive of olinks to newsletters is at menssheds.org.uk/newsletter-archive  (This changed to links to Emails from April 2020) 

The Hackspace magazine with articles about all sorts of projects is downloaded FREE at hackspace.raspberrypi.org/issues. (Its not confined to "Hacking" as the title might suggest)

hackspace mags

A Members Raspberry Pi Projects : R Pi Blog. and Git Hub 4 Python Code