Graham and Maggie (of Staithes Shed) went down Memory Lane today (6/2/2020). More accurately to a Memory Lane Lunch at the Salmon Leap in Sleights. A monthly meet organised by Debbie Swales of Revival North Yorkshire (her energetic baby!).
It was a full house, I’m guessing 30+, all seated for lunch, followed by some memory box artefacts (the Beano Annual attracted Graham and a 1050’s fashion mag Maggie). Lots of chat and laughter with a mix of women and men. Volunteers helping Debbie to serve, collect dinner money and to welcome.
Debbie said what we in the Sheds feel, it is about a room (or workshop) full of individuals with individual personalities, circumstances and needs. Tailored as far as possible to suit each one.
There was a raffle and Maggie had a strip of numbers. Up came 6215. One of her numbers and she stepped up to choose a prize. She chose a bottle of wine, to share with her daughter note!
Great fun. Thoroughly recommended. No airs and graces. Good food. A really good hour and a half.
There was news too of forthcoming developments, which may involve some exercise!
Talking about mental health saved this person’s life
Read the story and look at the video. See the difference just a little light can make,
BayThorpe Shed today with reporter Steve (a stand in for his wife Elaine!)
In Elaine’s absence, Steve became roving photographer.
Is that an image of the sun that Ian is gazing at on the floor? No, it’s the first wheel for the Tour de Yorkshire automaton taking shape. Ian was impressed at how quickly Steve had turned the hub and cut the spokes, next comes the tyre.
It was definitely an ” on the floor morning” as Olly assembled the drawers. They are looking really smart,and give a polished look to the place – the only drawback is, that only Olly knows what’s inside. Guided tours of the cupboards and drawers will be available in the coming weeks.
Bill also made his debut today, he expected the Shed to just have a hammer and saw and very little else. How impressed he was when he entered the brown door. We think he’s going to be a regular.