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.
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.
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.
Over the 2017/18 winter, the Amman Valley Men’s Shed will be moving to larger premises just up the valley.
We will no longer be meeting in Glanaman, but will now be meeting in the decommissioned primary school in School Road Brynamman just up the road. (Click here for directions to new venue)
The boys at the shed put on a splendid stall at the National Botanic Garden, complete with a shed on loan from B&Q
As well as recruiting new members, many bird boxes and planters were snapped up and there were even some recycled cycles on sale.
Photos of the stand can be found here, just click on the preview.
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…”