Crescendo

NORMENS currently feels that things have risen to a small crescendo! The work of decorating Norton Crocket Club pavilion internally is reaching a conclusion for this year and the smokers’ shelter is nearing completion too. We had a serious clean up on Friday involving Pauline as supervisor and Paul/Graham as…

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Working in the Dark

An interesting play on words with different meanings:-)  we’ll explore some different angles. First, literally working in darkness on the Wednesday night shift!  Wednesday evening across the transition of dusk the night shift worked from 5.30pm to 9pm on erecting the superstructure of the new smokers’ shelter on the end…

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Diversification

Painting is good, but a change to something else is as good as a rest! The wind blows through a missing glass slat in the away cricket team’s changing room. The plan was to fix that with a Perspex  replacement piece and then put Perspex across the whole slatted window….

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Getting to Know You

On Wednesday 23rd we had an evening get together with some of those who have in one way or another helped Norton Men’s Shed to start in quite a unique way! Sheds are invariably a partnership matter if there is to be success. Group of 12 in total on the…

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News

First off, the news is we are in the news. The Stockton & Billingham free newspaper.   More news on asbestos removal Removal is scheduled for mid March over 3 days. Before then the hut must be cleared.  But before that we will do some “before” photos to start a…

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Week 3

Week 3 has seen occasional slips of brushes of white paint onto black surfaces abd vice versa. It all gives us something to do. We start with some tourism to Staithes Shed again where Norton Shedders Pat, Pauline & Paul had their first introduction to wood turning. They thoroughly enjoyed…

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Into Week Two

On Mondays Normens does not meet. However, this week . . . . . . . . . PaulH did some moonlighting with Graham at Staithes Shed across the border. It allowed Phil to see a developed Shed in proper operation. He felt the atmosphere which is probably the best…

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Some Serious Equipment

Gifted from Preston Park Museum Our thanks to Preston Park Museum for making the offer to Norton Men’s Shed of woodworking machines and dust/chip extraction equipment.                                         *** A mortiser is…

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