Harpur Trust, Have a Go Day Sunday 19th May 2019
The charity had a successful day at the Harpur Trust event. Well done to all who put time and effort into attending this event. Once again we were able to inform a lot of people about who and what we are about, and hopefully recruit a few new members.
First outing for our new Men In Sheds Bedford Tee-shirts. Since they were not red, fortunately we didn’t loose anyone.
Atlas Converting Tuesday 19th March 2019
On the 19 March a group from Men in Sheds Bedford were given guided tour round the offices and production facilities of Atlas Converting on Wolseley Road in Kempston.
Park Road Church Fare Saturday 10th November 2018
Men In Sheds attended this event and raised over twenty pounds for the charity selling items that members had made. Also raising our profile with the locals.
Wednesay 31th October 2018 Men In Sheds second visit to Military Intelligence Museum
Amazingly they let us in again 🙂
Thursday 6th September 2018 Men In Sheds visit to Military Intelligence Museum
We would love to tell you about this, but then we would have to kill you. Sorry.
More details to come when they have passed the official censor.
Interestingly I was going to use this image on our “meet the lads” leaflet, but after a closer look, I thought it might send out the wrong message 🙂
Saturday 1st September 2018 Men In Sheds at the Willington Fate
Men In Sheds Bedford were at the Willington fate. It was a lovely day with great weather, and superb bands. We sold a lot of items and raised a lot of money for the charity.
Sunday 17th June 2018 Men In Sheds at the EIDS Festival
Men In Sheds Bedford were invited to host a stall at the EIDS Festival in Adderson Park on Sunday 17th June. This was the first time we had taken part at this festival; and we found it very interesting talking to the many people who visited our stall.
On arrival our pitch was set up so that we only had to display our information, pictures and items. People were quite taken with the display of wooden bowls and other objects made by our members. A number of items were sold (which raised funds for the charity and encourages members to take pride in their skills, and the items they have made). Also, we have to congratulated the organizers for the excellent way the event was run.
Many members of the public stopped by for a chat, along with the mayor David Hodgson, local councillors, and leaders in the local community. We were able to tell them all about the Men In Shed Organization, and specifically our local charity Men In Sheds Bedford.
Our attendance was primarily for spreading awareness in the community of our charity, and what we specifically offer. We found that we had to explain more in depth about the whole movement of Men In Shed, which was very interesting to a lot of people. Men In Sheds is an organisation primarily for older people that find themselves becoming isolated, spending more time in front of a television set, with the potential of withdrawing into loneliness, and loosing their self confidence.
Our message of the day was to offer a chance for people to come and visit our “shed”, have a cup or tea or coffee, hear the worse jokes around, and even learn a new skill or two. We explained that it is not necessary to have practical, or woodworking skills, as we can guide you through a project that you might care to do.
Tuesday 5th June 2018 Men In Sheds Bedford Barbecue
Lots of sausages were eaten
Thursday 17th May 2018 Cambridge Computer Museum
Men In Sheds Bedford undertook a trip to the Cambridge Computer Museum (aka‘The Centre for Computing History’) on Thursday 17th May?
It is much more than a museum. It hosts hands-on exhibitions, educational workshops and a wide range of activities and events. Most importantly, it makes the history of computing relevant and fun for all ages. There are loads of machines all working which people can have a go on (even play games).
Foxton Canal Locks
Bob arranged a visit to Foxton Canal Locks in Leicestershire, as these are being re-built at the present time; along with a call at the Foxton Locks Inn for a pie and a pint.
13th February 2018 Men In Sheds Bedford visit Bedford Pumps
A trip to Bedford Pumps where they manufacture bespoke pumps for the water, land drainage, and waste water etc.
19th December 2017 Christmas Lunch
Christmas Lunch was eaten
Men In Sheds Bedford Cheese and Wine Event
An evening where local councilors and health professional were invited to visit the shed (Annex) and see what the charity is doing, and what we can offer to the wider community.
Houses of Parliament
A trip to London on the train, and a visit out around London, and finally a tour around the Houses of Parliament.