The Distillery and Silk Mill are only 6 minutes from each other (by car) so this could be a "double header"
Trips closer to home
Fareham Fire Station
Daedalus (Solent Airport)
Fort Nelson (Royal Armouries Museum
Don't forget, if you have any other ideas please let Tony know.
It is regretted that The Fareham Men's Shed must decline requests for assistance from the general public. This is because shed members would not be insured when working outside of the shed environs, and any coverage for accidents both to shed members and a third party would be nullified.
1st Aid Presentation 12-07-2019
A very interesting lecture was given to 15 members of the Shed on basic aspects of 1st Aid. Many thanks Maggie but let us hope that we never need to put the knowledge that you imparted into practice.
We attended the Wallington Fair for the second time on 06-07-2019. A very successful day out again, much interest was once again shown by the public.
A few days ago a very dilapidated trailer arrived outside the Theatre, a small group ripped it apart as all of the wooden parts had rotted away, and re-built it. What a godsend, it made transportation so easy.
We made a nice profit from the sale of the handicrafts and car boot items (I didn't know that there was such a market for imperial size spanners). Splat the Rat was again extremely popular and I actually saw a young lady splat the creature - I always thought that it was impossible but Evie proved me wrong - and the wine or whine made a packet - I think that many punters were just as pleased to win the water as the wine because of the temperature.
It was nice to see the Play your Cards Right board that we made for 1Community on display - only problem was that they caught me to play and I obviously lost.
Our local MP, Suella Braverman, held her annual Senior Citizen's Fair at the Genesis Centre in Locks Heath Centre on 17-05-2019. We attended along with numerous other organisations that concern themselves with the health and wellbeing of us older residents. Previous years have seen it held at Ferneham Hall and the College. The venue this year was somewhat smaller but very well attended. Chris H., Chris N., Milton, Rod and Gordon manned the stand. Unfortunately the room wasn't big enough to get a good picture and I can't afford a wide angle lens at the moment but really Gordon it wasn't that scary.
For the first time we took the 3D printer which drew a great deal of attention, so much so in fact, that it will have to become a permanent feature at show like this where we can have power available. Unfortunately Rocky took a slight tumble and broke his leg but after a quick visit to the glue gun he was as good as new.
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 in the 1Community shop have 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.
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.