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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Happy New Year 2019!

We hope that you had a relaxing and peaceful break!  Whitworth Men’s Shed will be open again from 2nd January 2019 with two new groups running on Wednesday mornings. Our gardening group is hoping to spruce up the area outside the shed between 9 and 12.  The area we have to work with is a blank canvas so whether you are more interested in digging or designing, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. We have a new model railway group also starting on Wednesdays.  We have an exciting…

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The Garden Shed

‘The Garden Shed’ is our gardening group.  We plan to do what we can to improve the appearance of this small area of Whitworth for the benefit of local residents, car-park users, passengers waiting at the bus-stop and motorists passing by! The group meet on Wednesday mornings between 9am and 12.oo noon.  If you are interested in getting involved please come along!  There is room for gardeners of all abilities and none.  We have areas that at the moment are a ‘blank canvas’ just bursting with potential for next Spring!  Whether…

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Christmas & New Year 2018 Opening Times

The last Shed session of 2018 will be a special Friday session on 21st December.  We will be meeting earlier than usual at the Shed before heading out at 10am for a hearty Christmas Brunch! All are welcome to join us but space is limited so please let us know if you intend to come so we can allocate spaces and let you know where we are going! Shed sessions start again on Wednesday 2nd January!

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