The northwich guardian reports that Shed of the Year judge Trevor Baylis has opened a mens shed… we are fans of these after hearing them from Oz, Iam glad Age concern in the UK is following suite.
ELDERLY men now have a new place to hone their skills and learn new ones – in a special shed.
Age Concern Cheshire has created the ‘Men in Sheds’ project, where they hope men will interact with their community in a workshop at Hartford Business Centre.
The project promotes the benefits of being active later in life, with activities including woodwork.
In the specially converted workshop, machines such as belt sanders, dust extractors and workbenches sit ready for men to craft their very own piece of art.
One of the ‘Men in Sheds’, Ralph Little, 70, from Rudheath, said the project had got him out of the house.
He said: “I think it’s a wonderful idea. I was here two days ago and I spent six hours in this workshop.
“It has been months since I have felt well and after my session here I went home and felt good. It’s got me back doing something, which I haven’t done for a long while.”
Wind-up radio inventor Trevor Bayliss OBE, special guest of honour at the unveiling, said many of his inspirations came from working in his shed.
“I have got thousands of gadgets and gizmos at home and they have all come about from my shed, so I am very pleased to be here today.”