The Town That Cured Loneliness

Yes, Frome in Somerset. Patrick Abrahams of Frome Men’s Shed kindly forwarded an article from last weekend’s Telegraph Magazine.  Plus news we can announce of an initiative that has been forming in Whitby District since just before lockdown that has essentially the same underlying objective as in Frome for our…

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Happinesses

Remember Ken Dodd’s song “Happiness, Happiness, the finest thing that I possess”? What may be some of the elements that can contribute to it? Read on and think on!  Does Shedding have a part to play? Here is the take of a Yale University professor. As you can read, she…

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Getting Ready

We are getting ready for the reopening of our Sheds but we are not yet ready except for socially distanced work in the open air with no more than 6 persons and some inside maintenance with two people present for safety reasons.  Elaine located a source for hand sanitiser (Trillo’s)…

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Volunteers’ Week

This week has been UK’s week to be grateful for volunteers. In these Covid times we have seen many at work. Volunteers are a much underestimated resource in our communities and one that does much to maintain the Nation’s and Whitby’s wellbeing. THREE CHEERS FOR VOLUNTEERS! What about Sheds?  We…

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