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News February 2024

By John Pegram (Secretary) Christchurch Men's Shed

Wednesday, 28 February 2024


Christchurch Men's Shed Contributor


By popular request, "Quiet Mondays" and Mudeford Club lunches are back!
Quiet Mondays will kick off next week from 26th February.
Shed doors open around 9.30 am
Rules are no noisy or dust producing machinery - just the relaxing sound of hand tools in action.
Mudeford Club Lunches will resume on Friday 22nd March at 12 noon
There is a new menu - looks good but I didn't spot that traditional Brummie dish of curry and chips :-(
(not that I would know anything about Brummies)
Tall tales, useless information and low humour are always welcome!
That well known troublemaker Steve Clarke turned 90 last week making him our oldest member.
To celebrate, we ate Kevin's chocolate cake and promoted Steve to head tea boy!

Community Projects
We had our own "Repair Shop" moment in the shed after Bob Mackinnon fixed a 40 year old boating diorama.
Started off with maybe a loose wiring connection and ended up as a complete rebuild.
Needless to say, the lady owner was more than happy!
Peter Aird braved the rain to repair an outdoor bench for yet another lady of Highcliffe.
We have had several recent requests for help on local community projects, so if anyone is looking for something to do, have a word with Rob Heels and see if there is anything that appeals.
Workshop Safety
With new members and increasing attendance, we all need to be aware of workshop safety.
In particular, take care when moving around in the workshop, avoid leaving trip hazards or pushing past anyone who is working and may not be aware of your presence.
If you are uncertain about using machine tools, ask for help or advice before starting work.
Don't overload the machinery or force material though.
Wear face shields where appropriate and use a "push stick" to keep fingers away from blades.
Switch off, clean up and tidy away tools when you are finished.
We have a good track record so far - let's keep it that way!
John Pegram
Christchurch Men's Shed

Contact Information

Robin Heels (Secretary)

  • 07547922246
Registered charity number 1175104

Find Christchurch Men's Shed

The Old School, 254 Lymington Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 5ET


Additional Information

Located in the Lower Hall of The Old School. The Old School is near Highcliffe Medical Centre and opposite Highcliffe Play Park by the pedestrian light controlled crossing.