What is it about men and sheds?

Following our article in October’s Ripples, two people have approached us interested in promoting a Men’s Shed in the Fairford area. We’re looking for more enthusiasts to come forward to form a viable base. Please contact the editor (Adrian Young): 07966 504084, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

And we’re still keen to hear from those in the Lechlade, Cricklade and South Cerney areas.

What’s a Men’s Shed?

It’s a larger version of the typical man’s shed in the garden – a place where he feels at home and pursues practical interests. A Men's Shed offers this to a group of such men where members share the tools and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing at their own pace and in a safe, friendly and inclusive venue. A place of leisure where men come together to work. Visit www.menssheds.org.uk for more details.

Why is Ripples supporting this idea?

It is well known that many older men feel isolated after retirement or the loss of their spouse. And younger men would appreciate the chance to get to know others. The Men’s Shed is a practical way of building a local support network for men. We can assist with free promotion and oiling the wheels.

Speaking of sheds…

It seems many a discerning male’s Christmas stocking contained the parody on THAT BOOK (soon to be released as THAT FILM). It’s about the greatest love of all: the love between a man and his shed. I found ‘Fifty Sheds of Grey’ a belly-aching read. Highly recommended as a Valentine’s gift for the man who wants everything but is afraid to ask.

Adrian Young, Editor

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