The Mablethorpe Men’s Shed

Is a community-based, non-profit, non-commercial organisation.

 

Mablethorpe Mens shed logoThat is accessible to all men and women over 18 whose primary activity is the provision of a safe, friendly and healing environment.

Members are able to work on meaningful projects at their own pace, in their own time and in the company of others.

A major objective is to advance their well-being and health.

Membership of the Mablethorpe Men’s shed is not confined to any locality 

 

What is a Men’s Shed?

A Men’s Shed is a larger version of the typical man’s shed in the garden, a place where he feels at home and pursues practical interests with a high degree of autonomy.

A Men’s Shed offers this to a group of such men where members share the tools and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing at their own pace and in a safe, friendly and inclusive venue. They are places of skill-sharing and informal learning, of individual pursuits and community projects, of purpose, achievement and social interaction. A place of leisure where men come together to work.

A Shed’s activities usually involve making or mending in wood (e.g. carpentry, joinery, turning, carving, whittling, marquetry, furniture renovation) but may include metalworking (milling, sheet metal, welding, etc.) bike repair, gardening, electronics, tool renovation, boat renovation, model engineering (model railways, planes) and even building a car! Reclamation, reuse and restoration will feature strongly – and some say that is true of the men too! Although Sheds mostly attract older men, some have included men of any age, women and young people. Whichever activities are pursued the essence of a Shed is not a building, which some don’t have, but the network of relationships between the members.