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Last updated 07-03-2019

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2019 Activities

Date, Time and location Location Contact
14-01-2019 -
Triathlon training Chris Hodgson
12:00 - 16:30
Wallington Water Meadows
Wallington Village fete Any Trustee

1 Community Fareham Discovery Fair 06-03-2019 (2 images)

Some of the Shed members spent a very pleasant few hours in the Precinct. There was much interest shown in the Shed and we made a few bob selling our wares, in fact somebody has asked for more light pulls. The staff the in 1Community shop has agreed to take orders for bird boxes and the like so with Moonstones Florists in Fareham Park Road, we now have two retail outlets.
It was nice to meet with old friends like Sharon who used to be our contact at Asda and Hayley from 1Community is always good for a laugh. Also investigation is being undertaken by FBC to see if there is anywhere that spoiled items made from polylactic acid (PLA) material used in the 3D printer can be recycled. Out of interest if you have any queries about re-cycling in Fareham a very useful contact could be Barbara Cowie, once again a very pleasant young lady who knows her stuff.

Welcome back

We have sorely missed the presence of Tony Crane over the last year, thankfully He's Back, Now that he has become a trustee and accepted the job of Social Secretary again, he has started trying to arrange social events starting with some possible trips out. So far he has come up with this list of ideas. All he needs now is to know which ones it is worth pursuing so please put your thinking caps on and complete this form for his eddification (copies are available at the Shed).

Venue Location Distance Admiission cost
Milestones Museum Basingstoke RG22 6PG 38 miles £10.00 (ea) for groups of 15+
Sammy Miller's Motorcycle Museum New Milton BY25 5SZ 37 miles £9.00
Beaulieu Motor Museum Beaulieu SO42 7ZN 26 miles £18.50
Whitchurch Silk Mill" Whitchurch RG28 7AL 34 miles £6.00
Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery Whitchurch RG28 7NR 36 miles £14.40 (possible group discount)
The Distillery and Silk Mill are only 6 minutes from each other (by car) so this could be a "double header", especially for our lady wives!)

Trips closer to home

Don't forget, if you have any other ideas please let Tony know.

Financial presentation

In April 2017 Sue Mason gave an extremely interesting and informative presentation on the necessity for Wills, Powers of Attorney, Tenancies in Common and other legal intricacies that, if you hadn't thought about it you certainly need to. She very kindly agreed to give another presentation to us. This presentation was open to members, members families and friends.

When she gave the presentation in 2017 then it certainly opened my eyes to the ramifications of dying without these safeguards in place. For example, did you know that at our age if your grandchildren's parents were to die, guardianship would not necessarily pass to you unless it was specifically written into their parent's wills - Social Sevices would get involved and goodness know where that would lead?

If you were to die intestate then your next of kin would have to deal with the Official Solicitor, and believe me, that is one extremely expensive and difficult department to deal with.

Sue is a very personable and pleasant person to deal with, although she is not a solicitor she is a highly qualified will writer and from personal experience is a pleasure to arrange these sort of details.

If you missed the presentation but would like to contact Sue speak with Chris Hodgson.

Presentation on using e-Bay

Richard gave a fascinating insight into how to sell on e-Bay on 4th February. About 10 members attended, personally I found it quite instructive. It was nice to be given hints and tips by such an old-stager who has boosted our finances by thousands of pounds over the past few years.

Don't forget that if you DO sell anything on e-Bay you can pass part, or indeed ALL, of the proceeds to the Shed.

Check out what is for sale from the Shed by clicking on the link at the top of this page.

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