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News from the Shed, March 2024

Monday ‘Specials’ - Woodworking Wednesdays - news from the Men’s Shed - A Missing Customer - The Big Even


The Women’s section of the Frome Shed started off 6 years ago with making bags, and this time our newer members had a go.

Anne led the group one recent Monday in using some of our fabric collection and machines, and some great bags were produced.

We have three more sessions on our ‘Monday Specials’ board:

  • Volunteering with Somerset Sight. This will be on Monday 8th April
  • Travelling in Western Europe. No date yet.
  • ‘A surprise on my doorstep’. No date yet.

The next book club book is  “Every light in the house burnin” by Andrea Levy.

We will be reviewing it on Monday 15th April so Shedders can reserve the book from the library, trawl the charity shops or buy from Hunting Raven.

Gentlemen, you are welcome too!


This newshound has not managed to collect any news this time from the Thursday sessions, do send your news and pictures to


These courses for beginners are going really well, and Garry is willing to teach some more as follows: 4 weeks from 10 th April , then carrying on with same or new people for 5 weeks from Sept 11 th. Anyone who would like to join in, please talk to a duty manager or come and say hello on  a Wednesday morning.


A gentleman and his mother dropped in to the Monday Shed recently, wanting us to recane a chair and to repair a bench.

We didn’t get his contact number correct: does anyone know a Garry H….s? Please email if you do.


The really exciting thing this month was a visit from a clothing company called The White Stuff.

They had selected the Frome Women’s Shed as a group of people who ‘do things differently’, and by arrangement there was an all-day fashion shoot at the Shed! Of course this is designed to enhance the marketing of that company, but the material they have produced is also first class promotion of the Shed ethos, and our Shed in particular. What a fun day!! Dressed up in gorgeous clothes  that were gifted to us at the end of the day, with interesting interview groups, lots of laughs, great food, posing like models (or pretending to) for photos and videos.

A great Shed communicator emerged in the form of Pauline, who you will see if you look at the short videos about the Shed.

From 8 March you will find a long illustrated article  all about Frome Shed life, and the women who take part in it, on the White Stuff web pages and social media. We may even be appearing on billboards - I have to say, that’s a sobering thought !

They donated £300 to the Shed, so thanks, White Stuff.

It’s worth watching the video trailer  on the Frome Facebook page just to see Teresa prancing about on a broomstick! The main article will be on the White Stuff website/Facebook from March 8

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