17 Oct 20: Grassington Men’s Shed activities continue to be limited to be compliant with Social Distancing. An email has been sent to members detailing our next steps.
Grassington Men’s Shed
A Men’s Shed is a bit like a shed at the end of a garden. It’s where men and women come together for activities involving making, mending or repairing things e.g. bikes, cars, woodworking, engineering, boat renovation etc or just a good old chat. Reclamation, reuse and restoration all feature strongly and some say this is true for the minds of the members too as well as the objects. Research shows that when Men come together to connect, converse and create, they stay healthier for longer, both mentally and physically.
Grassington Men’s Shed is a project run and managed by Grassington Hub. We currently meet weekly on Thursday’s at our shed. Membership is open to anyone in Upper Wharfedale and we’re a friendly easy going crowd, with all sorts of skills between us and a will to share them.
We are always on the lookout for any tools or equipment we can lay our hands on, so if you have any serviceable ones you wish to get rid of, please let the Hub know and we can collect them.
Dec 20: Grassington Dickensian Festival
Every year during the Dickensian Festival, Santa’s Postbox is put out for the village children to post their letters to Santa.
The existing Post Box had given years of service, but was beginning to show its age. We built a copy from scratch and it has already been photo’ed by visitors and attracted some correspondence from our younger villagers which will, of course, be forwarded to the North Pole.
Dec 20: Grassington Primary School
The School asked for a Story Telling Chair for outside use
We created a King’s throne and hand painted some magical designs on to it.
Sep 20: Grassington Primary School
The School asked for an update of its playground facilities including a clean up of its wooden stage and seating area and a replacement step. A small team got together on-site to do the work and add guttering to a shed to fill an existing water butt. This makes outdoor water available for the children’s activities and supports Grassington In Bloom activities at the School.
In our workshop, the team created five new planters to replace existing ones and installed them at the School.
National Men’s Shed
The Men’s shed movement is a national movement and has taken off massively in recent times. The thinking behind setting up these “sheds’ is that men find it far more difficult to talk about their emotions than women, but by engaging in mutual practical tasks, they find it easier to form friendships and talk frankly. The slogan “Women talk face to face, men talk shoulder to shoulder” is often quoted.
There are many men in Grassington, who having worked away, find themselves socially isolated and not knowing many local people. Others wish to learn some new practical skills to take up. Whatever the reason, Men’s sheds are open to all men who want to join, whether you wish to pursue your own projects, share in community projects, or prefer to just “chew the cud” over coffee and cake.
- Full membership for 1 adult
- Full membership for up to 2 adults
- Great for occasional visitors
MONDAY – No meeting
TUESDAY – No meeting
WEDNESDAY – No meeting
THURSDAY 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
FRIDAY – No meeting
SATURDAY – No meeting
SUNDAY – No meeting