A Great Bunch of Guys!

Whitworth Men’s Shed is open to all men from the Whitworth area. There’s always a brew and a chat on offer and plenty of opportunity to do something more practical if you feel like it!  Why not come along and take a look for yourself though? Please feel free to contact us for more information or if you have any questions.

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Community Connectors Project

Whitworth Men’s Shed is open for any adult men who live in and around Whitworth.  The ‘Shed’ is provided as a place to chat to other guys and either get involved in projects, or just enjoy a brew and a biscuit! For some, the shed provides a welcome relief from anxiety, depression, low confidence, low self-esteem and other social, emotional and practical needs.  The Shed is a non-judgemental, relaxed and supportive space for anyone who wants to be a member. Sometimes – especially for anyone who has become accustomed to…

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Flint Knapping Sessions at The Shed

On the 8th and 15th February we were fortunate enough to be visited by an Archaeologist from Manchester University, John Piprani. John was keen to offer flint knapping sessions to people who wouldn’t normally get the chance to experience and learn more. The earliest flintknapped tools were simple flakes used by Stone Age man for cutting into the hides of animals. These developed over hundreds of thousands of years into more sophisticated tools and weapons. John explained the more recent history of knapping using glass, which has similar properties to…

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Engine Shed 16-1-19

More running repairs this week but this week the group’s attention turned to the two boards that make up the Whitworth station.  There was much tea-fuelled discussion about track wiring and the layout that soon overflowed into broader areas of controllers and era-appropriate locos and rolling stock! Thanks to Ken for providing this image of the local area back when the line was still operational.  As well as the station, you can clearly make out Milner St and Market Street and should be able to pinpoint the spot where the…

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