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News

  • News November 2023

    News November 2023

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Tiz the time to be merry / drink sherry or just take refuge in the shed until it is all over! Alas, the shed will be closed during Christmas...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 12 Dec 23
  • News July 2023 part 1

    News July 2023 part 1

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Breaking news, Jerry was caught monkeying around with Charley down at the shed! Apart from that unfortunate incident, everything is going r...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 25 Jul 23
  • News July 2023 part 2

    News July 2023 part 2

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Events and forthcoming Events The recent Beer & Skittles event raised £170 for shed funds. Many thanks to everyone who contrib...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 25 Jul 23
  • News April 2023

    News April 2023

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Workshop News In the past few weeks, we have made good progress on the workshop layout - if you haven't visited for a while, you might ...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 2 Jun 23
  • News March 2023 part 1

    News March 2023 part 1

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Does anyone know what time the next bus is due outside the shed? I only ask because there is a splendid bus shelter under construction right...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 27 Mar 23
  • News March 2023 part 2

    News March 2023 part 2

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    OK, that's the boring bit finished with, now what about our new machinery: We have brought (3) machines from storage, the Axminster Min...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 27 Mar 23
  • News December2022

    News December2022

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Happy New Year everyone! 2022 was the year we came out of lockdown and secured the lease on our new shed and then we........ Installed a n...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 14 Jan 23
  • News November2022

    News November2022

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Mudeford Club Lunch Our final lunch this year is scheduled for next Friday 16th December. Usual start time at 12.00 noon For the benefit ...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 13 Dec 22
  • News September2022

    News September2022

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Only 27 more shed days and 3 Prime Ministers to go until Christmas! In the meantime, down in the workshop, the elves have been busy buildin...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 23 Oct 22
  • News August 2022

    News August 2022

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    t's that time of year when the BBQ gets put away, Saga Louts take their holidays and shedders realise they haven't got long to make ...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 16 Sep 22
  • MORE New Shed & BBQ News July 2022

    MORE New Shed & BBQ News July 2022

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    We reached a milestone down at the shed this week when we ran the dishwasher for the first time! Proper clean mugs from now on! There w...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 10 Aug 22
  • New Shed & BBQ News July 2022

    New Shed & BBQ News July 2022

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Shed Workshop We are making good progress on getting the new workshop at the School ready for its official opening. Work has started to in...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 1 Aug 22
  • News June 2022

    News June 2022

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Mudeford Club Our next lunch at the Mudeford Club in Stanpit is booked for this coming Friday 22nd July. 161 Stanpit, Christchurch Dorset....

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 17 Jul 22
  • News May 2022

    News May 2022

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Highcliffe Food Festival 11th and 12th June We will have a table outside the School on both Saturday and Sunday to promote our "shed&q...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 4 Jun 22
  • News April 2022 part 2

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Many thanks to everyone who turned out to help with removing the beam from the main hall in the School. The job went a lot easier than we m...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 24 Apr 22
  • News April 2022

    News April 2022

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Work party required at the School house on Friday 22nd April We have agreed to undertake the removal of some timber from the main hall at t...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 10 Apr 22
  • News March 2022

    News March 2022

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Mudeford Club Make a note in your diary, we are booked into the Mudeford Club for our next lunchtime meeting on Friday 8th April at 12 o...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 27 Mar 22
  • News February 2022

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Date for your diary: The Mudeford Club is booked for 12.00 noon on Friday 11th March. As usual, we will be in the bar on the right as you ...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 27 Feb 22
  • Lease signed for new Shed at Old School

    Lease signed for new Shed at Old School

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Gentlemen, Christchurch Men's Shed is now the official lease holder for the Lower Hall at the School House, 254 Lymington Road, Highcli...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 1 Feb 22
  • News January 2022 - Part 1

    News January 2022 - Part 1

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    With covid running scared, we now have more important things to consider such as agreeing on a uniform for the start of the new term at the ...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 30 Jan 22
  • News January 2022 - Part 2

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    CMS AGM / Mudeford Club Lunch And finally, don't forget our much delayed AGM will now take place on Friday 11th February at the School ...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 30 Jan 22
  • Fantastic support from local Co-op

    Fantastic support from local Co-op

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Our local Co-op have just presented us with a cheque for more than £2,000. What's more they are continuing to support CMS for a f...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 20 Nov 21
  • News October 2021 -Part 1

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    It looks like we might be going back to school in the New Year. There is finally some progress on the lease for the lower hall and maybe an...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 10 Nov 21
  • News October 2021 -Part 2

    News October 2021 -Part 2

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    >>>...continued Band Saw Broke Our last usable band saw stopped working. It expired without a bang or a whimper and didn't e...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 10 Nov 21
  • News September 2021 -Part 1

    News September 2021 -Part 1

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Has anyone noticed how quickly lockdown haircuts have gone out of fashion........ ......and the shed is open again so things must be gettin...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 7 Sep 21
  • News September 2021 -Part 2

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    ...continued: Future events Hopefully we can get the Mudeford club lunches up and running again. If this is not possible, we will loo...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 7 Sep 21
  • News - Greystones Workshop Reopening

    News - Greystones Workshop Reopening

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Greystone's House will reopen on Monday 19th July and I am planning to unlock the door to our workshop on Tuesday and Thursday (20th and...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 17 Jul 21
  • News - April 2021

    News - April 2021

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Just a short one this time! Jerry Russel is offering the chance to acquire a top box in return for a £25 donation to the shed! Th...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 5 May 21
  • News - March 2021

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Whilst I am fully aware than many people's lives and livelihoods have been devastated in the past 12-months and notwithstanding the pote...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 8 Apr 21
  • News - March 2021 part 2

    News - March 2021 part 2

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    CMS (Christchurch Men's Shed) It is difficult to accurately calculate our operating costs for 2021 - 2022 however we can foresee that t...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 8 Apr 21
  • News - February 2021

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Hi guys, Trust everyone is doing ok - it can't be long now until we get our freedoms back! I have bumped into a few CMS members while ...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 5 Mar 21
  • News - January 2021 Part 1

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    So, "dry January" is behind us! I don't know about you but I got really fed up with dry gin, dry sherry, dry white.....and gl...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 10 Feb 21
  • News - January 2021 Part 2

    News - January 2021 Part 2

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Free Post Code Lottery We have not been lucky so far but there have been a few near misses - see winners map attached! Why not give it a...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 10 Feb 21
  • News - December 2020 (Part 1)

    News - December 2020 (Part 1)

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    If you are reading this, it means that we both survived our first lockdown Christmas! At the Pegrams, we reverted to pre-Christian traditio...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 29 Dec 20
  • News - December 2020 (Part 2)

    News - December 2020 (Part 2)

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    What has everyone been doing during lockdown to stay sane? John MacBean gave me a nice piece of spalted wood from his firewood pile. So fa...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 29 Dec 20
  • News - Co-op to support us for the next 12 months

    News - Co-op to support us for the next 12 months

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Finally a bit of good news and just in time for last minute Christmas shopping! No, not the vaccine..... .......the Co-op have selected Ch...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 28 Dec 20
  • News - September 2020 (part 1)

    News - September 2020 (part 1)

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Welcome to the September Shed News. Somehow, despite relative shed inactivity due to Covid restrictions, this newsletter has so much informa...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 25 Oct 20
  • News - September 2020 (part 2)

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    CMS Membership, AGM and Trustees / Committee Members Our 2020 AGM was due around the end of October (the 2019 AGM was held on 5th November)...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 25 Oct 20
  • News - September 2020 (part 3)

    News - September 2020 (part 3)

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    What has everyone been getting up to during the lockdown? Jerry has been out chasing the birds although this one is confusingly called Pete...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 25 Oct 20
  • News - August 2020

    News - August 2020

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Corona! (or as we used to say in the old days, greetings everyone!) Our first socially distanced meeting was a success with 16 of us at...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 14 Aug 20
  • News - June 2020

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Good News It's great to be able to start with some good news. Yes, I know the pubs are opening on Saturday, but it's not that. The ...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 30 Jun 20
  • News - May 2020

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    The Corvid Chronicles, Day 53, Captain's Log: Outside, the pestilence still rages but the crew remain in good spirits. Suppli...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 15 May 20
  • News - April 2020

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Just two weeks into the lockdown and it is already starting to feel normal: Staying in is the new going out!  Back in the 20th cen...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 6 Apr 20
  • Top tips - March 2020

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Fruit & Veg Boxes My neighbours, Pete and his wife Ashley, are wholesale grocers and run the fruit and vegetable pop-up store at the fr...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 29 Mar 20
  • Special News - March 2020

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    As of now, Greystone's house (HCA) and the School House (HRA) are closed until further notice. We do not have access to our workshop at...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 20 Mar 20
  • News - March 2020

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    I'm feeling rather pleased with myself right now.  Probably for the first time ever, I have carried through with a New Year's r...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 8 Mar 20
  • Interim News - March 2020

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Old School House Open Day First of all, thanks to everyone who, at very short notice, came along to the School House last Saturday (29...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 2 Mar 20
  • News - February 2020

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Old School Refurbishment We organised a small work party last weekend to replace the locks on the (3) access doors from the car park direct...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 28 Feb 20
  • Interim News - Feb 2020

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Urgent Actions from Meeting held 4th Feb 2010 At the general meeting today, we discussed our current finances and the funding required to p...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 5 Feb 20
  • News - January 2020

    Christchurch, Dorset
    Article by: John Pegram (Secretary)

    Did you wake up feeling any different on the 1st Feb? Just a touch of excitement maybe? As well as being the first day of Brexit, it was th...

    Christchurch Men's Shed   |  
    Posted: 2 Feb 20