October 9, 2017
Photos: Burnham and Highbridge Men's Shed Society open day

Scores of people attended an open day organised by Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Men's Shed Society on Saturday (October 7th) when its range of activities went on display.

The group brings together a group of 'shedders' who share tools and resources to undertake practical, hands-on projects in a friendly environment.

Saturday's open day took place in an annexe at Morland Hall in Pearce Drive, Highbridge, and was attended by Deputy Mayor Cllr Andy Brewer who said he was "impressed" at what he'd seen.

The group meets every Tuesday and Thursday at Morland Hall between 9.45am-12.45pm and 1.45pm-4.45pm. The cost is £2 per session or an annual membership costs £20.

The activities to get involved with include woodwork, gardening, model making, personal projects, restoration projects and picture framing.

Tony Cradock, Chairman of the group, told "One of the reasons for the launch of the group is that there are many reports of loneliness among men. They don't socialise as much as should do and that can lead to all manner of problems."

"It's been found that they will socialise if they have an objective, which is where the Men's Sheds comes in - we provide the facilities to come together. We don't tell them what to do - they can just come along for a chat and a cuppa if necessary."

Pictured: The group's members with Burnham and Highbridge's deputy Mayor Cllr Andy Brewer at their open day on Saturday


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