Last week whilst out on my daily walk I happened to go past Waterlooville Men’s Shed which is located on Cowplain Recreational Ground near to Padnell School.
The Waterlooville Men’s Shed has been running since late last year, is open weekday mornings, and is for chaps to get together, drink tea, socialise and learn new skills (more info below).
So what caught my eye was the wonderful cart they had assembled outside of their ‘Shed’ (which was a former a Cricket Pavillion) and so I felt I had to stop and say hello.
I spoke with chairman Chris Davage (second from right) and he told me that the the ‘Trek Cart’ has been made by the Waterlooville Men’s Shed for the 72nd Portsmouth Scouts (with input from Scout Leader, Mark Isaac).
A cart of this size would cost a four figure sum to buy new, but all this was made possible, ‘for free’ by the following:
- Goodwillies of Waterlooville donated the timber
- Cosham Rotary Club has supported the build with a cash donation
- Fort Nelson donated the wheels
- … and of course Waterlooville Men’s Shed donated their time with the build
All of the 30 members of the Waterlooville Men’s Shed were involved in the build, the committee currently comprises of:
If you are interested in joining Waterlooville Men’s Shed, details are on this website.
More detail about Men’s Sheds and what they get up to is on the official website. Oh, and there are Women’s Sheds as well, plus some sheds are mixed-sex.
If you have any questions, feel free to add them as comments to this website and I’ll make sure they are answered.