Work on “The Wall” has begun

Following a donation of wood from LBS, our local builders merchants, work began on the erection of a partition between our main workshop and the adjacent room, which is going to be used by other community groups.

Photos of our work-in-progress can be found here,
just click on the preview image to see more.

Painting and other modifications going well at the shed

Following the recent move into our new premises, work has continued to decorate the new lounge and workshop and the erection of partitions and doors to the other parts of the building.

A trip was made to the Ferryside Men’s Shed to collect a piece of machinery that had been on loan. As we were leaving we were given the opportunity to have a lathe that was no longer needed. Well, it would have been rude not to accept it, so in a flash, it was taken apart and placed in our trailer.

Another trip was made to see and evaluate a CNC milling machine in operation in a hobbyist’s shed. This kind of machine would be exceedingly useful to us but they are very expensive and, sadly, way past our current funds.

Photos of our work-in-progress can be found here, just click on the preview.


Moving into the new shed – in photos

Well, it took a good few weeks and a lot of effort to move all our equipment, tools and materials between the old shed in Glanaman and the new one in Brynamman.

It will take a good few more to sort out where everything will go. You can see from the photos that we first have to repaint the walls and build some dividing walls and doors as this will be a multi-use building.

Photos of the move-in-progress can be found here, just click on the preview.

Amman Valley Men’s Shed – making a difference in the community

Reporter: Clare Snowdon

“…MEN talking about their problems to each other is not something that comes naturally to most, but thanks to the Men’s Shed organisation they can tackle their issues while taking on community projects together.

Spokesman for Amman Valley Men’s Shed Simon Blake said the group grew from the BBC show Operation: Meet The Street, where presenters Alex Jones and James Martin featured the Men’s Shed movement…”

Click here to read the full item in South Wales Guardian