Burnham and Highbridge Men's Shed Society open day
of people attended an open day organised by Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
Men's Shed Society on Saturday (October 7th) when its range of activities
went on display.
group brings together a group of 'shedders' who share tools and
resources to undertake practical, hands-on projects in a friendly
open day took place in an annexe at Morland Hall in Pearce Drive,
Highbridge, and was attended by Deputy Mayor Cllr Andy Brewer who
said he was "impressed" at what he'd seen.
group meets every Tuesday and Thursday at Morland Hall between 9.45am-12.45pm
and 1.45pm-4.45pm. The cost is £2 per session or an annual
membership costs £20.
activities to get involved with include woodwork, gardening, model
making, personal projects, restoration projects and picture framing.
Cradock, Chairman of the group, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "One
of the reasons for the launch of the group is that there are many
reports of loneliness among men. They don't socialise as much as
should do and that can lead to all manner of problems."
been found that they will socialise if they have an objective, which
is where the Men's Sheds comes in - we provide the facilities to
come together. We don't tell them what to do - they can just come
along for a chat and a cuppa if necessary."
The group's members with Burnham and Highbridge's deputy Mayor Cllr
Andy Brewer at their open day on Saturday