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  • 23rd July 2020 - RWB Shed to reopen!

    23rd July 2020 - RWB Shed to reopen!

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Mark

    A message from the RWB Shed Chairman: " Good news, I have this week had discussions with the senior officers within the Dorset & W...

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    Posted: 20 Jul 20
  • Timber & Planters

    Timber & Planters

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Albi

    3rd July 2020 Some weeks ago, during that devastating period of the Covid 19 pandemic we were asked by Shed member Ted if we wanted any woo...

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    Posted: 4 Jul 20
  • Benches for Jubilee Lake Tea Rooms

    Benches for Jubilee Lake Tea Rooms

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Albi

    3rd July 2020: As most of you already know we have carried out a lot of renovation works on table benches at Jubilee Lake Tea Rooms and whi...

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    Posted: 4 Jul 20
  • Garden Trug

    Garden Trug

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Phil

    28 June 2020 However long ago it was before the Covid-19 pandemic locked us down from friends and family, we had the idea of building some ...

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    Posted: 28 Jun 20
  • Jublilee Lake Tea Rooms Signage

    Jublilee Lake Tea Rooms Signage

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Phil

    25th June 2020 Whilst chatting with the owner of the Jubilee Lakes Tea Rooms, it became clear that there was a requirement to update the si...

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    Posted: 25 Jun 20
  • Outdoor Bar project

    Outdoor Bar project

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Albi

    June 2020: We were recently contacted by a Royal Wootton Bassett resident who, having seen some of our work, asked whether we could build a...

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    Posted: 18 Jun 20
  • Glass door project

    Glass door project

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Albi

    21st May 2020: We were asked prior to lockdown whilst collecting wood, screws etc from a lady if we could in fact repair a door from a glas...

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    Posted: 21 May 20
  • Garden chairs renovation

    Garden chairs renovation

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Albi

    17th May 2020 In April we were contacted by a member of the community offering The RWB Shed some timber for reclaim. We gladly accepted and...

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    Posted: 17 May 20
  • Allotment Bench

    Allotment Bench

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Albi

    17th May update   Since writing this article in March (scroll down) about the allotment bench, the lady has contacted me and asked if...

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    Posted: 17 May 20
  • Jubilee Lake Cafe tables

    Jubilee Lake Cafe tables

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Phil

    30th April 2020: Some months ago (before Christmas 2019) The RWB Shed chairman, Albi Richardson, was approached by the proprietor of the Ju...

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    Posted: 30 Apr 20
  • Albi & John on FromeFM radio and 'Shed Happens'

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Mark

    April 15th 2020 RWB Shed Chairman Albi and Founding member John talk to Patrick Abrahams on a special weekly radio program 'Shed Happen...

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    Posted: 22 Apr 20
  • 3 tier planter

    3 tier planter

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Phil

    10th April 2020 We were recently contacted by a member of the community offering The RWB Shed some timber for reclaim. We gladly accepted a...

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    Posted: 11 Apr 20
  • Wheelbarrow planter

    Wheelbarrow planter

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Phil

    6th April 2020 At the end of 2019 I made some planters for the 2020 season and was very pleasantly surprised when an owner of one of the pl...

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    Posted: 6 Apr 20
  • Jubilee Lake Benches Project

    Jubilee Lake Benches Project

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Phil

    26th March 2020: The refurbishment has started! The first two of four, eight seater picnic benches belonging to Royal Wootton Bassett Jubi...

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    Posted: 27 Mar 20
  • Wiltshire Wildlife Trust project

    Wiltshire Wildlife Trust project

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Phil

    12th March 2020: Our chairman, Albi Richardson, was recently contacted by Neil Pullen from Wiltshire Wildlife Trust asking whether The RWB ...

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    Posted: 13 Mar 20
  • Coloured timing lights for Rotary Junior Youth Speaks Competition

    Coloured timing lights for Rotary Junior Youth Speaks Competition

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Mark

    6th February 2020: Royal Wootton Bassett Rotary annually hold a speaking competition in which pupils from local primary schools compete. A...

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    Posted: 13 Feb 20
  • A2 sandwich board

    A2 sandwich board

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Phil

    30th Jan 2020 A Royal Wootton Bassett business owner recently contacted our RWB Shed chairman to see whether the RWB Shed could provide the...

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    Posted: 1 Feb 20
  • Goatacre Cricket Club Wildlife Habitations

    Goatacre Cricket Club Wildlife Habitations

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Phil

    30th January 2020 When Goatacre Cricket Club applied for a grant, part of the approval process was that the club had to install some variab...

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    Posted: 31 Jan 20
  • Staging Area for Old Court Pre School

    Staging Area for Old Court Pre School

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Albi

    23rd January 2020: Old Court Pre School   Towards the end of 2019, The RWB Shed were contacted by Debbie from Old Court Pre-school a...

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    Posted: 24 Jan 20
  • Bird Boxes for Nationwide BS

    Bird Boxes for Nationwide BS

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Albi

    2nd January 2020   When an employee of The Nationwide Building Society, keen on conservation and who happens to live in RWB, heard ab...

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    Posted: 4 Jan 20
  • Christmas Grotto joint project comes to fruition

    Christmas Grotto joint project comes to fruition

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Albi

    Due to a disaster in December last year when the Christmas Grotto was hired by RWB Town Council and it ended up in pieces all over the M25 m...

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    Posted: 3 Dec 19
  • Restored Advent Windows for RWB United Reformed Church

    Restored Advent Windows for RWB United Reformed Church

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Mark

    1st December 2019 During the summer months the RWB Shed were approached by the United Reformed Church located in Wood Street, Royal Wootton...

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    Posted: 2 Dec 19
  • Our stall at the RWB Christmas Lights event

    Our stall at the RWB Christmas Lights event

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Mark

    29th Nov 2019: The RWB Shed were delighted to have a stall for the first time at the Annual Christmas Lights Event held in the High St of R...

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    Posted: 1 Dec 19
  • Station Road bench renovation

    Station Road bench renovation

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Mark

    October - November 2019. The RWB Shed are proud to announce the completion of the renovation of a bench located near the top of Station Road...

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    Posted: 29 Nov 19
  • St Bartholomews Christmas Tree Festival Entry

    St Bartholomews Christmas Tree Festival Entry

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Mark

    28th November 2019 The RWB Shed are very proud to participate in this years Christmas Tree Festival at St Bartholomews Church, Royal Wootto...

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    Posted: 29 Nov 19
  • Royal Wootton Bassett and the RWB Shed excel at the RHS South West in Bloom competition

    Royal Wootton Bassett and the RWB Shed excel at the RHS South West in Bloom competition

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Mark

    11th Oct 2019, Newquay, saw the awards ceremony of the 2019 South West in Bloom competition. Royal Wootton Bassett, assisted in several tow...

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    Posted: 13 Oct 19
  • Beer Keg Cradle

    Beer Keg Cradle

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Phil

    29th August 2019: The RWB Shed was recently approached by a local resident who was a home beer and wine maker. The resident had a stainless...

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    Posted: 5 Sep 19
  • Raised beds installed at RWB Academy

    Raised beds installed at RWB Academy

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Mark

    8th August 2019. In June the RWB Shed were asked for help with installing some raised beds in a small garden project. The project is aimed a...

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    Posted: 8 Aug 19
  • Entry Gate Project

    Entry Gate Project

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Phil

    July 2019: The RWB Shed were approached recently by nearby residents who were experiencing some concerns about the over exuberance of local...

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    Posted: 23 Jul 19
  • South West in Bloom at the RWB Shed

    South West in Bloom at the RWB Shed

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Mark

    Friday 19th July saw the judging of the 2019 South West in Bloom competition in Royal Wootton Bassett. Members of the RWB Shed were proud t...

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    Posted: 22 Jul 19
  • Sue White talks to us about Hedgehog Street

    Sue White talks to us about Hedgehog Street

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Mark

    4th July 2019 Today Sue White visited us at the Shed. Sue is a volunteer for Hedgehog Street (www.hedgehogstreet.org) and spoke to us about ...

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    Posted: 4 Jul 19
  • Planters in place at Longleaze

    Planters in place at Longleaze

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Mark

    In April we reported the making of planters for Longleaze Primary School. The RWB Shed was delighted to accept an invitation on 20th June ...

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    Posted: 21 Jun 19
  • Painting for the South West in Bloom competition

    Painting for the South West in Bloom competition

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Mark

    20th June 2019: This years South West In Bloom competition will soon be here and The RWB Shed are assisting Royal Wootton Bassett Town Counc...

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    Posted: 21 Jun 19
  • Purton Millennium Garden bench restoration

    Purton Millennium Garden bench restoration

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Mark

    6th June 2019: Earlier this year The RWB Shed was approached about restoring a commemorative bench located in the Millenium Garden, Purton....

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    Posted: 6 Jun 19
  • Planter for Haine & Smith made by Albi

    Planter for Haine & Smith made by Albi

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Mark

    On 28th May 2019 Albi from the RWB Shed delivered a custom made planter to opticians Haine & Smith located in the High St, Royal Wootton...

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    Posted: 30 May 19
  • Lined planters for Ridgeway House and St Bart's

    Lined planters for Ridgeway House and St Bart's

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Mark

    16th May 2019: Today we completed the lining of four planters and then delivered them as follows:- Two to St Bart's Primary Academy for ...

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    Posted: 17 May 19
  • Broad Town School Finger Post Sign

    Broad Town School Finger Post Sign

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Phil

      Early in 2019 the RWB Shed received a request from the Broad Town Primary School headteacher, Ms Bridget Long, to produce for the sc...

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    Posted: 10 May 19
  • Blue Hearts delivered to RWB Town Council

    Blue Hearts delivered to RWB Town Council

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Mark

    Albi delivers Blue Hearts made by the RWB Shed. 19th April 2019: Giving of a Blue Heart denotes where land owned by RWB Town Council is ma...

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    Posted: 19 Apr 19
  • Planters ready for Longleaze Primary

    Planters ready for Longleaze Primary

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Mark

    Weather permitting (it has been wet and cold recently) the RWB Shed has been busy making planters for the local community. The return of fin...

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    Posted: 12 Apr 19
  • Planter production and more!

    Planter production and more!

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Mark

    21st March Previously on 21st Feb we reported the dismantling of pallets for making planters for local schools. Recent weeks have delivered ...

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    Posted: 22 Mar 19
  • Planters from pallets

    Planters from pallets

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Mark

    21st Feb 2019: Last week the RWB Shed received a generous donation of pallets and wood from Bray and Slaughter. Click here to view this earl...

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    Posted: 21 Feb 19
  • Bray and Slaughter generously donate unwanted wood to the RWB Shed

    Bray and Slaughter generously donate unwanted wood to the RWB Shed

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Mark

    15th Feb 2019: The RWB Shed receives surplus wood and pallets generously donated by Bray and Slaughter. This good quality wood collected fro...

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    Posted: 18 Feb 19
  • Winter sunshine at the Shed

    Winter sunshine at the Shed

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Mark

    Thursday this week brought a fine day at the Shed in the lovely Winter sunshine with many attendees. We are very pleased to welcome four ne...

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    Posted: 15 Feb 19
  • RWB Shed restores Royal British Legion Plaque

    RWB Shed restores Royal British Legion Plaque

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Mark

    Recently the RWB Shed was asked for help restoring a plaque for the Royal British Legion located at the junction of Station Road and Noremar...

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    Posted: 1 Feb 19
  • Thank you Hochtief and Network Rail !

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Mark

    22nd November 2018 Today the RWB Shed received a large amount unwanted wood kindly donated by Hochtief (UK) and Network Rail. The no longer...

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    Posted: 22 Nov 18
  • RWB War Memorial renovation

    RWB War Memorial renovation

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Mark

    For some weeks the RWB Shed in conjuction with RWB Town Council has been meticulaously restoring the woodwork on the War Memorial in Royal W...

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    Posted: 19 Nov 18
  • RWB Shed projects in progress

    RWB Shed projects in progress

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Mark

    The fine 2018 weather continues into Autumn as do our projects at The Shed. One of our latest activities is creation of a decorative Christm...

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    Posted: 21 Oct 18
  • Sept 2018: RWB Shed completes trailer renovation

    Sept 2018: RWB Shed completes trailer renovation

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Mark

    This trailer in need of some major 'tlc' was generously donated to the RWB Shed by a member of Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescu...

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    Posted: 20 Sep 18
  • New RWB Shed sign

    New RWB Shed sign

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Mark

    September sees the placing of a new sign showing where the RWB Shed is based at Royal Wootton Bassett Fire Station. Ladies and gents meet w...

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    Posted: 20 Sep 18
  • Planters, hedgehog boxes & signs

    Planters, hedgehog boxes & signs

    Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Article by: Mark

    It was highly active at the Shed today. Several 'Shedders' were busy stripping down pallets for new projects while others were invol...

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    Posted: 9 Aug 18