First Evening of Normens

To complement the First Day post of last Friday, here is the first evening report With some Shedders being in full or partial employment during the daytime, there were two options. They depart the Shed on account of being unavailable or we find another way. That could have been a…

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This, That and The Other

Also known as miscellanea. Here’s some random stuff that are only connected by The Shed. Postcards These are being printed by VistaPrint in Holland and may be with us by next weekend. Is this true? Well here’s the proof.                 These will be…

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Connections in Community

We need connections so that we are not isolated. As individuals, and as a Shed. Things happen when there are others involved, not just ourselves. Norton Men’s Shed has only been a “decision” for about 3 months. Now there are about 8 people awaiting the starting gun! The previous blogs…

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A Biography of the Repair Man

Surprise find at Norton Library How Love, Kindness and Community Helped Me Repair My Life   The Norton Shed continues to yield surprises. Graham does not do novels. He tends towards the “factual” and the reference books. Hardly had he started to browse the spines of books with Sheds on…

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When is a shed not a Shed?

. . . . When there’s no one there. Starting a Men’s Shed (inclusive of women too) is rarely a straightforward process.  What is needed tends not to be delivered on a plate:-] A venue Starter equipment and materials A teapot Some funding to kick things off Some people who…

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I Don’t Believe It!

One foot in the grave. With Norton Shed we are trying not to put our foot in it! It’s hard to believe certain things when they happen. Life in a Shed (even when it is just an evolving idea) is often full of surprises and sometimes they are like buses,…

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A Concrete Proposal

Here is the building that is intended to be the main base for  The Norton Shed. It is a concrete sectional building at St Michael’s and All Angels in Norton South. Here are two views courtesy of Google Earth. We appreciate the willingness of the church to let us use…

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A First Norton Shed Meeting

What could possibly go wrong? It was a meeting, not yet a workshop, and it took place at Norton’s Costa Coffee. Four guys were expected. Graham left his mobile phone at home. That meant he was not contactable by one of the 4 who was waiting outside Costa. Three were…

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