EDCCA’s Men’s shed opened at the end of 2023. Easingwold town football club kindly allowed us to put a modular building alongside their club building and to use their facilities. This is an ideal location with onsite car parking, an adjacent bus stop and is within walking distance of the town centre.
Our Men’s Shed will be joining an established and growing number of groups located across the UK, numbering more than 900 to date.
What is a Men’s shed?
After retirement or when personal circumstances change it is common to feel a little at a loss and to miss workmates, friendships, relationships, and banter. Men’s shed is all about providing a community space for groups of predominately older men, who would like to re-build social connections. Its aim is to give you the opportunity to enjoy the company of others, talking, sharing, creating and doing something practical.
Although there are regular opening hours, as a member you can attend as many or as few times as you like. You could come to every session to make or mend something, or just call in for a coffee and a chat when you feel like it. There is no requirement to be interested in practical activities. Coming in for a bit of company is welcomed.
Our Men’s shed is based around a workshop and a meeting room and there are a vast range of possible activities available.
In the workshop we expect that the majority of projects will be wood based, electronic or general repair, these could be:
Garden objects (bird boxes, planters etc)
Upcycling or repurposing, turning an old article into something else
There is also the possibility of simple metalwork.
The meeting room will be an area for a coffee and a chat, or cleaner crafts such as:
Model making (kits or self-build)
Art, painting, drawing, graphics
Musical instrument playing or refurbishing
Computer based projects
Making or solving puzzles
This Shed can be whatever you want to make it.
To find out more, contact Mike via the EDCCA office, tel 01347 822875
or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
You are welcome to come along and see for yourself